Is Candy Bad for Your Oral Health?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Repair Damage Caused by Sugary Treats.

It is almost impossible to avoid candy and other sweets during October and Halloween. In fact, the top five candy selling days are all in October. You have probably been told that sugar is bad for your teeth, but that is not entirely the case. Tooth damage occurs due to the plaque bacteria that feed on sugar in the mouth and saliva. While there are both good and bad bacteria in the mouth, the harmful bacteria create certain acids that[…] Read More

Do You Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?  

bone grafting for dental implants.

Patients with insufficient jawbone may require bone grafts in order to build enough foundation to attach dental implants that anchor in the jawbone in the same manner as natural teeth. Dental implants serve as an artificial root to secure prosthetic teeth and fuse with the jawbone for maximum stability. When teeth are missing, the bone deteriorates and reduces the density, height, and width of the surrounding jawbone. When this occurs, oral surgeons are not able to install implants into the[…] Read More

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