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Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits Are Critical for Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease and periodontal inflammation can cause discomfort, bad breath, bleeding gums, and other complications with your oral and overall health. In time, untreated gum disease can lead to the loss of multiple teeth as well as medical complications. The earliest form of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If it’s caught in a reasonable amount of time, a thorough... read more »

Severely Compromised Teeth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Denture

Severe periodontal health problems and chronic tooth decay complications can leave you with a mouth full of missing or compromised teeth. In a situation like this, a dental implant restoration might not be a viable option. Should this prove to be the case, Dr. John P. Blake and the specialists at John Blake, DDS, PC might recommend starting the process... read more »

Get Rid of Your Halitosis with These Tips

Are you trying to hide your bad breath? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people suffer from extreme bad breath and don’t know what they can do about it when mints are not enough. That is why our team at John Blake, DDS, PC in Lake Orion, Michigan, is happy to provide you with information on halitosis and... read more »

Basic First Aid Considerations for a Damaged Bridge

When Dr. John P. Blake restored your missing or lost tooth with a bridge it was intended to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are times when the pervasive bacteria of advanced gum disease, or a blow to the face, can damage a part of your bridge or even break one of the abutments that anchor it in your... read more »

Should You Be Concerned about Gum Disease?

A beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth and gums. Those who neglect to take care of the basics--daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a mouthwash to kill bacteria--are missing out on the necessary foundation to good oral health and sadly, are on their way to tooth decay and gum disease. Removing oral bacteria every day prevents the buildup of plaque and... read more »

The Truth About Scraping Your Tongue

Have you ever considered using a tongue scraper? Do you know what the benefits of brushing your tongue are? Today, our team is happy to give you the answers to questions like these. Strictly speaking, brushing your tongue isn’t necessary—though it may not be a bad idea. Your tongue will naturally clean itself as it moves against food and is... read more »

Is Gum Disease Threatening Your Oral Health?

If you are experiencing swollen or tender gums, you might be in the early stages of periodontal (gum) disease. If you have persistent bad breath you may also have a medical condition along with gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can cause major damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting your pearly whites, eventually resulting in possible tooth loss.... read more »