Does Gum Grafting Work?

Yes. It does. Depending on the skills of the treating doctor, outcome may vary. Like any other surgical procedure, there is always a chance for failure or complication. However, in the hands of skilful and knowledgeable doctors risks are minimal and in the hands of...

Can tooth brushing wear off my teeth?

noncarious cervical lesions; this type of tooth wear is not a typical cavity, but if left untreated it will lead to caries/cavity formation. Wear on the exposed roots of teeth (noncarious cervical lesions) have been investigated for decades. Many theories were...

Skills, knowledge & attention to details matter

Doctor can you save my tooth? There are times that replacing a compromised tooth (e.g. large cavity that goes way below the gum, or a badly broken tooth, etc) with a dental implant is a reasonable approach and is a more predicable treatment. However, there are times...

Quality vs. Affordability.

Quality vs. Affordability.

There is not a day that goes by without a patient asking me for my recommendation about a certain cosmetic dental procedure.for When it comes to elective procedures like veneers, aesthetic periodontal treatment, etc. the sky is the limit. As a dual certificates...

Thick vs. Thin gum:

Thick vs. Thin Gum (Gingival Biotype, Gingival Phenotype): These terms refer to the thickness of the gum. It does not refer to a healthy vs. non-healthy gum, but it only describes what type of gingiva (gum) Mother Nature has given us. Having...

what is dental plaque or Biofilm?

Dental plaque or biofilm are basically the soft sticky deposits on your teeth. Dental plaque can be formed below as well as above the gum, based on its location on  the tooth. This fact is important because it will make you aware to brush under your gums as much as...

Crown Lengthening

What is Crown Lengthening? Crown lengthening is a minor gum surgery that has a number indications. One of the most important indications is when inadequate tooth structure is available  to make an artificial cap (In order to have a stable cap that dose not come off,...

Tooth Brushing

One of my patients recently asked me if blogged about "tooth brushing" for adults, so I decided to write about tooth brushing techniques. I realized I am so focused about techniques in advanced dentistry that I forgot about some basics in oral health, assuming...

Right “Bite” matters!

Has it ever happened to you to feel that you bite is high after leaving your dentist's office? It may feel something like having a filling that does not feel just right, and it feels like your teeth don't come together. In dental terminology we refer to bite as...

Tooth Erosion or Biocorrosion.

Tooth erosion had been used to define loss of tooth structure. It is defined as, "the loss of enamel and dentin caused by acids unrelated to bacterial action (mainly food we consume or acid reflux)". More recently tooth erosion has been recommended to be replaced with...

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