Gum Disease is More Common Than You’d Guess

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If you’ve ever heard about gum disease, you recognize that its effects can be serious: lost teeth, infected gums and hurt bones. So that must mean that the disease is really unlikely, right? Most people still have their teeth, don’t they? Actually, the truth may surprise you. Keep reading to... Read more »

Dentures Can Replace the Function of Your Missing Teeth

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Losing teeth due to cavities or severe periodontal disease can significantly impair your oral function and impact your self-esteem. If you have lost more than half of your teeth, or your existing teeth are significantly compromised, Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt might recommend fitting you for a complete denture. This is a... Read more »

Smoking: Destroyer of Smiles

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Smoking can be catastrophic to your teeth, gums and mouth. The harmful effects of smoking on respiratory and cardiac health are well known, but if you’re a smoker, we want to make sure that you’re aware that smoking can also affect your oral health. Below we describe how smoking could... Read more »