All posts by: Mauri

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What is an Overdenture?

Overdenture is a newer modality of teeth replacement for patients who are missing all their teeth. You may be aware of traditional dentures that are designed according to the shape of your jawbone and adhere to them via physical retention forces. However, these dentures do not fit as well, have the tendency to dislodge and … Continue reading

Implant brand, does it make a difference?

Dental implants are surgical fixtures that are placed into the jawbone and form a foundation for the placement of a prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Many brands manufacture dental implants, but are they all the same, and does the brand matter? The simple answer is – Yes! Let’s get into the details.  … Continue reading

How often should you brush your teeth?

Oral hygiene is critical to oral and overall health. Good oral hygiene practices keep you away from dental problems like dental cavities, gum diseases, and bad breath. The question of how many times we should ideally brush our teeth has always been controversial. So, what’s the reality, and what does science say? Read ahead as … Continue reading

Preventive dental treatments for kids

It is well established that prevention is better than cure. So, without wasting any time, let’s get on to the three most important preventive dental treatments for children at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants.  Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning  Nothing is more important than regular visits to the dentist. This allows us as your dentist … Continue reading

Bleeding gums – what to do?

Have you recently noted blood spots while brushing or biting on something like an apple? Unprovoked bleeding from gums without apparent cause, like an injury, can be a sign of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.  Gingivitis is the initial, mild, non-destructive form of gum disease. It is a bacterial disease that leads to … Continue reading

How does regular teeth cleaning prevent dental cavities?

Dental cavities happen to be one of the most common dental diseases around the globe affecting more than half of the world’s population. One in every 4 American adults suffers from dental cavities. CDC recently published this data as a part of its oral health survey. Dental cavities, also known as dental caries by dental … Continue reading

Diabetes and Oral Health

Taking care of your mouth is essential for your oral and overall well-being, and it becomes even more essential if you have diabetes.  Uncontrolled high blood sugar levels weaken the immune system, which affects oral health as well. A weakened immunity makes you more susceptible to dental infections, especially opportunistic infections like candidiasis, commonly known … Continue reading

Does oil pulling help with gum diseases?

Oil pulling as we know it today has been around for thousands of years and comes from the Indian Medicinal System of Ayurveda. The concept was used to pull out toxins from the oral tissues. Now, this may make you skeptical but keep reading to know more. Several researchers in recent times have conducted thorough … Continue reading

How to care for your dental implants?

Have you taken the ultimate best decision for teeth replacement? If the answer is a yes, then you probably might be looking for ways to care for your dental implants in Wilmington. In this blog, we will shed light on the best ways to care for your implants.  After surgery care If you have recently … Continue reading

Why are spaces opening between my teeth?

Have you recently noticed that spaces are opening between your teeth? If this has been bothering you, then you may be wondering why. There are a few reasons why spaces may open between your teeth. Let’s take a look at them one by one.  Space between the upper two front teeth This is also known … Continue reading