Periodontal Disease

October 20, 2020 By Darryl Torculas, DDS

Current studies show that 75% of North American population has some form of gum infection. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong connection between gum infection (periodontal disease) and other systemic diseases. Periodontal disease is the infection of the gum, teeth, and bone that surround teeth. With the current studies showing that 75% of North American population has some form of gum infection. But these are usually low grade chronic infection, which presents ...

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I have teeth that are missing, how can I replace them?

October 15, 2020 By Darryl Torculas, DDS

We do our best to save and keep teeth, but we still end up with a tooth loss. Losing a tooth changes the way one smiles, chews, and can create some insecurities. A missing tooth can affect the oral condition long term if not immediately addressed. Q: So I have missing teeth or am going to lose some teeth, what are my options to address the spaces? Depending on the position and total number of ...

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"Bridging the Gap"

March 25, 2020 By Darryl Torculas, DDS

Sometimes not everyone is a candidate for dental implants for a host of factors. Another solution to missing teeth is a dental bridge, that can replace one or more missing teeth.  A bridge utilizes the teeth on either side of the gap as anchoring teeth (also known as abutment teeth) -- and a false tooth/teeth in between (pontics). The bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. It is ...

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Got A Missing Tooth? Dental Implants

March 4, 2020 By Darryl Torculas, DDS

Got a missing a tooth? You're in luck! With advances in dental technology and biological materials, we can replace missing teeth with DENTAL IMPLANTS! Implants are the closest thing to resembling natural teeth. Dental implants feel, look, fit, and function like healthy, natural teeth! Dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth, even retain dentures so you don't have to put your teeth in a cup at night! So why choose dental implants ...

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Brush the teeth you only want to keep.

February 26, 2020 By Darryl Torculas, DDS

"Brush the teeth you only want to keep."  This is very true, and if you don't brush and keep your teeth in great condition, then you may found yourself paying thousands of dollars in restorative and implant dental care. Full mouth reconstructive cases average from 45,000 and 80,000. By practicing preventative dentistry, you can protect yourself from extensive dental costs and work.  So what is preventative dentistry? It emphasizes the importance of ...

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

October 22, 2019 By Darryl Torculas, DDS

Most people are surprised to learn that the average toothbrush contains over 700 kinds of bacteria. Fungi, viruses, and tiny microorganisms sit on the bristles of toothbrushes around the world, establishing a foundation for diseases to form. If the thought of bacteria dwelling on the toothbrush you routinely place in your mouth doesn’t peak your curiosity about changing your oral hygiene habits, think about the poor physical condition of your toothbrush.  Over time, the ...

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