Archive for April, 2020
Is periodontal disease genetic?
It can be. There is more and more evidence to suggest people may be genetically susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, as much as 30 percent of the U.S. population may be genetically vulnerable to gum disease. Research has suggested that bacteria causing periodontal disease […]
The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and a surprising 20 million people participated on that day. Ultimately, it became the largest organized […]
Smoking and Dental Implants
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to replace a missing tooth with an implant. While an implant will restore the appearance of your smile, you also know that there are many reasons that an implant will improve your health, too. A missing tooth causes structural problems as well as cosmetic ones. Remaining teeth can shift to […]
How do I know if my gums are receding?
Gum recession, a common result of gum disease, occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away or pulls back, forming pockets between the gumline and exposing more of the tooth. Gum recession occurs gradually, so you might not know that you have it. Left untreated, gum recession can result in tooth loss. […]
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Virginia Beach, VA office, now is an excellent time to schedule one. Regular visits to Dr. Kenneth J Cavallari, DDS can be the first line of defense against oral cancer, by identifying early warning signs […]