Hello Missoula residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.
Along with optimum dental health, I also seek to give my patients the beautiful smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening.
Many dental patients in and around Lolo hold the belief that orthodontists only change the look of your teeth. Consequently, they think that the only reason to find an orthodontist in the Frenchtown, Orchard Homes, or Wye area is if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry.
Attention Missoula dental patients: brushing twice daily may help lower your risk of heart disease. Montana scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems. However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal.
Gum disease is a common dental issue for many Orchard Homes residents. When gum tissue pulls away from a tooth, it forms a pocket. This pocket is a warm, moist place for bacteria to flourish. (You know what they say about nature abhorring a vacuum.)