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Tongue Piercing Gingival Recession

Tongue Piercing Causes Recession

Just to add to my previous post on tongue piercings and the effects they can have on the gums.  I see this too often in my clinic.  Check out the photo below.  It is taken of the lower front teeth from behind (tongue side of teeth).  Notice the tooth in the middle of the picture; the gingival attachment (gum level) is lower.  What does this mean?  Less gums, means less bone support, less holding this tooth in.  This patient is under 25 years of age!

Check out this article from the JCDA.

So You Need a Crown

So, Your Dentist Says You Need a Crown   First off — DON’T PANIC! Your dentist isn’t trying to ply more money out of your pocket, he/she is legitimately trying to protect your teeth to ensure you have long lasting, structurally sound chompers.   But what ARE crowns, and why do you need one?  …

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Teeth in Bizarre Places

Teeth in Bizarre Places The human body is a miraculous collection of tissue, molecules and cells – we develop and grow with very little outside influence. Our DNA and tissue seemingly know what do in order to create the human form…BUT what happens when something goes a bit awry? What happens when instead of comparing…

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