Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Simple Tips for Dental Health: Composite Dental Fillings

Did you know that dental fillings can help treat smiles that are afflicted with cavities? When a cavity is present in a tooth, it means a hole has formed. If the hole is left untreated, it can allow bacteria to enter into the root of a tooth and lead to... Read more »

Effective Flossing Is Critical for Preventing Periodontal Disease

Lingering food particles, plaque buildup and other bacterial deposits that are not cleaned away by your daily oral hygiene practices can lead to several oral health problems. Over time it can lead to increased plaque acids that promote cavities as well as hardened tartar which increases your risk of suffering... Read more »

A Patient With Long-Term Gum Disease Problems May Be a Good Candidate for a Complete Denture

Poor oral hygiene habits and failing to attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups can cause a significant amount of hardened tartar to accumulate on your teeth near the gumline. As it persists the constant bacterial presence can lead to gingivitis, periodontitis and other gum disease complications. A dentist like Dr.... Read more »

Let No Veneers Be Broken This Day

Veneers are thin, porcelain covers made for your front teeth, and they are made to look like your the teeth they cover but in their ideal condition. They can help you with front teeth that are discolored, chipped or spaced too far from each other. Overall, they help your smile... Read more »

Should a Dental Bridge Replace Your Cracked Tooth?

A cracked tooth is not only often painful, but it can result in severe tooth injury that puts your oral health at risk of bacteria. Following tooth extraction to remove a cracked tooth, you can receive a dental bridge that restores healthy function to your smile. This single structure dental... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Shannon M. Pye, DMD, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »