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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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Why Your Jaw May Lose Bone Mass
Posted on 1/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
People look at the bones in their body as something that is very hard. They may realize that it is possible to break bone, but they may not think about whether the bone can disappear over time. It is hard for people to understand that it is possible to suffer bone loss. When it comes to the jaw, there are many reasons that people lose bone mass. That bone loss can affect them in different ways. Reasons for Bone Loss in the JawBone loss around the jaw is commonly related to oral health. Good oral health is a key to preventing the bone loss. When a person suffers different problems with their teeth and gums, they put the bones of the jaw at risk. The mouth is full of bacteria. The bacteria can cause problems with the teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene habits help remove the bacteria and prevent the buildup of bacteria that form plaque and tartar. Problems with plaque and tartar lead to tooth decay, loose or lost teeth, cavities and gum disease. The bacteria can lead to a chronic state of infection of the teeth and gums. All these things can contribute to the loss of bone in the jaw. The Jaw Changes as You Get OlderIt is hard to stop all the effects of the aging process. The structure of the jaw changes over time. Part of this is because of the oral health care that people take and part of it is the inevitable process of getting older. There are many ways that people can improve their oral health. Following a healthy diet that includes extra vitamins and minerals essential to bone health is one way to prevent bone loss. Getting regular dental checkups at our office is another way. Not doing these things can speed up the process of bone loss in the jaw. We are ready to help with all your oral health needs. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment....

How to Help Restore Bone Mass to Your Jaw
Posted on 12/30/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
A key to the success of a dental implant is having enough bone in the jaw for the placement of the implant. Many people need implants because they have lost teeth. The lost teeth can also lead to the loss of bone mass. That means for many people it is necessary to add bone mass to support the implant. There are a few ways for this to happen. Bone GraftsBone grafts are one of the most common methods for restoring bone mass to the jaw. During a bone graft procedure, bone is taken from some place body and implanted to the site that has experienced the bone loss. The amount of bone added to the area of bone loss is not enough to completely replace the bone. Instead, the graft can stimulate the growth of new bone to replace the loss of bone around the jaw. There is a chance that the bone graft will not work and there is no new growth of bone. For most people the result is a restoration of the bone. This allows for the placement of the implant in the area where the bone graft took place. Natural Ways to Restore Bone in the JawIt is also possible for people to restore lost bone naturally. Many people experience bone loss in the jaw because of poor oral health habits. Improving the oral health habits can prevent more bone loss. Restoring the bone loss is possible through not only improving oral health habits, but also through increasing the amount of nutrients in the body. Increasing the intake of some vitamins and minerals can help the body restore bone. These are minerals and vitamins that can help with bone growth. Adding the extra minerals and vitamins can come through diet or supplements. To understand this and other oral health issues, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals....

How to Keep Your Mouth Clean if You Have Your Jaw Wired
Posted on 12/15/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
There are plenty of things a person has to learn if their jaw is wired shut. They may wonder how they will talk to others. They may worry about how they can eat what anything when they cannot open their mouth. These are definitely issues to deal with, but there is another one that if ignored can have a lasting impact on the health of the individual. That is how to clean your mouth and teeth when you cannot open them to follow your normal oral hygiene routine. There are answers to this. Why it is Important Over the course of the day, bacteria and food particles attach themselves to your teeth and get stuck in between your teeth and gums. Under Norma circumstance, you would grab your toothbrush and a little floss and remove as much as you can. Combining that with regular visits to our dental offices can help keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy. If you have wired your jaw shut, the circumstances change. It is not possible to open your mouth to brush the back of your teeth and to reach the molars. You cannot get a piece of floss into your mouth. Many people have their jaw wired shut for several months. That can lead to a buildup of plaque and tartar that can result in tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. It is important to take steps to clean your teeth as much as possible. How to Do It? Brushing is still the first line of defense. Switch to a smaller, child sized toothbrush to make it easier to do. Use a finger to pull your cheek out to give you more space to brush. Instead of flossing turn to a water pick tool to help remove any debris between the teeth. This can take care of the front of the teeth, but it does not help the back of the teeth. For that a mouthwash can help clean away the bacteria. Another key is to use Vaseline or some other product to help prevent your lips and gums from getting too dry or cracking. For more information about how to take care of your oral health under any conditions. Contact our office to schedule an appointment....

All Posts:

Why Your Jaw May Lose Bone Mass
How to Help Restore Bone Mass to Your Jaw
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean if You Have Your Jaw Wired
Is a Sinus Lift in Your Future?
How We Can Aid Your Struggle with Sleep Apnea
What to Do if Your Lower Jaw Protrudes?
What to Do if Your Jaw Hurts After You Fall
Does Bruxism Ever Just Stop on Its Own?
Signs We Need to Look for TMJ Problems
Signs You May Have Fractured Your Jaw
Risk Factors for Long-Term Dental Problems
Why Fevers Are So Dangerous When They Come with a Toothache
How Do You Get Bruxism Damage Repaired?
Options for Impacted Teeth Other Than Extraction
Signs You May Have Oral Cancer
Oral Surgeons Are Starting to See Many Injuries from Piercings
Treating a Temporomandibular Disorder Starts with Your Oral Surgeon
How to Diagnose TMD
Why Oral Surgeons Sometimes Split Teeth during Removal
What Risks Does Implant Surgery Carry with It?
When Trying to Reduce Swelling After Oral Surgery, Consider Frozen Yogurt
How Often Do You Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
How to Manage Your TMJ Pain Between Dental Visits
Snoring Increases Your Likelihood of Cavities, But It Can Be Corrected
What to Do If an Adjacent Tooth Breaks During an Extraction
What Foods to Avoid After Oral Surgery Because They Could Hurt Your Gums
Signs Of Oral Cancer That You Should Know
Should You Inquire About Getting A Custom Mouth Guard
What Can You Safely Do After Oral Surgery?
Ways of Determining if You Have a Dental Fracture
Rotating Between Heat and Ice Can Help After Oral Surgery
Reducing Pain in Your TMJ
Reasons Chewing May Hurt
Preventing Injuries to Your Teeth
Protecting Your Teeth When You Sleep
Our Gums Darken as We Get Older
Preparing a Tooth for Extraction so It Can Be as Stress-Free as Possible
Is There a Benefit to Keeping Wisdom Teeth That Don't Hurt?

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