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Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatment

Who is a candidate for laser gum treatment? Almost everyone who has periodontal disease, swollen gingiva, or soft tissue lesions that require biopsies. The laser treatment is especially good for treating very advanced cases that are almost beyond conventional surgical treatment because the laser treatment can often regenerate bone and soft tissue. It’s estimated that…

Presenting a Breakthrough in Periodontal Therapy: LANAP

LANAP: Laser Periodontal Therapy The newest technology available for periodontal are is the Nd:YAG Millennium PerioLase. This is the latest generation of the Nd:YAG laser, and it’s designed specifically to treat periodontal disease using LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). Like LASIK surgery for the eyes, this therapy using the new laser is a breakthrough…

How to Safely Dispose of Unused Medications

The State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reports that low levels of pharmaceuticals are present nearly everywhere in our environment. Unused medications are known to enter our environment through excretion from animals and humans, disposal of unused drugs in toilets or landfills, and wastewater treatment systems. Further, the DEQ says that most wastewater…

About Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease

About one out of every two American adults age 30 and over has periodontal (gum) disease according to recent findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “This is the most accurate picture of periodontal disease in the U.S. adult population we have ever had,” said Dr. Pamela McClain, President of the…

The Advantages of Digital X-Rays

There are many advantages to using digital x-rays. Besides requiring less radiation, they are often much faster and more efficient than film x-rays because there is no film to be processed. If you are a patient at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates, you may have notices that we have been using digital x-rays for…

The Dangers of Uncontrolled Gum Disease

Uncontrolled gum disease has been associated with many serious systemic diseases including diabetes, stroke, heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, some cancers, and more. Now new studies show an association between uncontrolled gum disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), peripheral arterial disease, and even obstructive sleep apnea. And more associations are sure…

Detroit Periodontist Recontours Uneven Gums

Sometimes orthodontic appliances interfere with proper brushing and flossing, and the resulting accumulation of bacteria stimulates gum overgrowth. This often makes the teeth appear short and stubby. Note the picture below. Cosmetic crown lengthening recontours the gums and bone, resulting in a better balance between teeth and gums and an improved smile. The photo below…

Gum Disease Linked to Anemia

A study published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that severe gum disease (periodontitis) may cause a reduction in red blood cells and hemoglobin, leading to the blood disorder anemia. Researchers found that over a third of people suffering from severe gum disease had hemoglobin levels below normal concentrations. Following a six-month course of treatment…

Do You Know the Worst Foods for Teeth?

The importance of brushing after eating can’t be stressed enough with certain foods. According to the American Dental Association, the following seven foods are the worst villains for teeth: dried fruit, sugary drinks, hard candies, alcohol, citrus/acidic foods, starchy foods, and coffee. Dried fruit- Although dried fruits are better than processed fruit snacks, they are…

Dental Implants May Improve Smile and Quality of Life

By definition, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth in place. When placed in the mouth, dental implants can be life changing. Dental implants are often the best option for people who have lost a tooth due to gum disease, accidental injury, or other reasons. They…

What Type of Dentist Should Place a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed directly into the jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth in place. A dental implant procedure is one that is generally very successful, but relies majorly on the skill of the surgeon placing it. Placing dental implants requires a great deal of experience, knowledge,…

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Implant Dentistry for Detroit As dental implants are quickly becoming the standard of care for replacing missing teeth, it is also becoming more and more important to know the facts about this tooth replacement option. Below are some facts about dental implants that may help guide you through your decision to get a dental implant.…

Periodontist Reverses Gum Recession with Gum Grafts

Sometimes people brush their teeth very vigorously, with hard brushes, and for long periods of time thinking they are doing their mouth a good deed. But did you know that over brushing your teeth might actually be causing yourself a disservice? Brushing the teeth too hard or too frequently may actually be causing problems for…

Gum Disease Detroit- Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

The mouth is an interesting thing. Many people consider it the gateway to our overall health. When you think about it…what’s in your mouth may travel down to other parts of the body, causing health complications or problems. An example of this is the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Much scientific evidence supports the…

Make Flossing a Habit- Tips From Birmingham MI Periodontist

Flossing teeth properly is helpful for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. It helps to remove plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach. Because excessive plaque build-up and bacteria in the mouth can lead to gum disease, it is important to floss your teeth every day! The proper flossing technique involves…

Gum Disease: Risk Factors and Treatment in Michigan

Statistics show that about 75% of adult Americans have some form of gum disease yet a significantly know they have it or have any knowledge of the disease at all. While about 30% of people develop periodontal disease due to genetics, other factors make people more susceptible to periodontal disease as well. Below is a…

Replace Missing Teeth With Affordable Dental Implants in Michigan

Missing teeth can have negative impacts on your oral health and your appearance. The first thing people often report about have one or multiple missing teeth is that they experience a decline in self-confidence. When a tooth is missing, people feel ashamed and often try to avoid laughing, smiling, struggling to hide their teeth from…

Make Health Your New Year’s Resolution!

I bet this scenario sounds familiar. It’s December 31st and you vow to make this next year your healthiest year yet. You plan to cut out sugar, hit the gym five times per week, and cut down on coffee. Roll around to the morning of January 15, just a couple weeks later and you’re sipping a latte,…

Oral Fitness…Important for Overall Wellness

Medical researchers are finding more and more links between poor oral health and systemic problems such as heart attack, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, low birth-weight babies, and birthing complications. About 70 percent of the U.S. population has some form of gum disease, whether they know it or not and an even larger portion of Americans over…

Dental Laser Therapy Performed by Detroit Dentist

When people are told that they need gum disease treatment, many of them put it off simply because they are scared of the procedure. Just the act of going to the dentist is enough to give some people nightmares for weeks; let alone having an actual surgical procedure done! Gum disease treatment is typically need…

The Dental Dangers of Nail Biting!

Nail biting…bad for the nails and the TEETH. Very commom among children and teenagers, nail biters often grow out of the habbit before adulthood. In recent economic hardship, the number of adults who are nailbiters has increased. Believe it or not, nail biting can actually cause physical harm to the teeth and gums! Often a…

Gum Procedure Does Wonders for Metro-Detroit Woman!

We see patients everyday who are embarrassed by their smiles. Embarrassment can be caused by various different dental conditions including missing teeth, crooked teeth, teeth that appear too large or too small, a gummy smile, bad breath, etc.  Insecurity about the smile can cause many problems in a person’s personal and professional life. Recently we…

Dental Implants for Pets? Treatment Options for Furry Friends!

For the past couple decades, dental implants have quickly become the popular option for replacing missing teeth. When someone loses a tooth, they may experience impaired oral function, especially when talking and eating. Similarly, dogs may also have a difficult time eating their food when they don’t have all of their teeth present, possibly compromising…

Visiting the Dentist May be Good for Your Brain!

Brush your teeth; boost your brain. Could it be that simple?  According to study from researchers at the University of Southern California; the answer could be yes! A group of 5,468 elderly adults living in a retirement community in Southern California were evaluated on their brain function and oral health habits for an 18 year…

Michigan Periodontist Uses New Device to Help Ease Fear of Dentist

Fear of the dentist is a very common thing. Many people neglect their oral health because they are too scared to visit the dentist’s office. The Michigan periodontists at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates practice pain-free dentistry, which virtually takes away the fear of having your teeth checked out. A new device called Dental…

The Connection Between Dental Implants and Premature Aging

In the everlasting search for the “fountain of youth” people visit dermatology and plastic surgeons offices in route to combat their wrinkling and sagging skin. In the midst of the search for perfection, people often don’t stop to think about the cause of their aging problems. Many times, people age prematurely due to bone loss…

Is Over Brushing Bad? Detroit Gum Disease Doctor Says Yes!

Michigan periodontist, Dr. Joe Nemeth tell us why brushing your teeth too much, and too hard may actually cause harm to your mouth! In this Channel 4 News Detroit Segment, Dr. Nemeth shows us the proper way to brush your teeth and how over-brushing can cause gum recession. Dr. Nemeth is a periodontist in the Detroit area…