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Why Laser Frenectomies Are a Gentler Option

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What is a Frenectomy?As part of our mouth anatomy, we have small flaps of skin that connect our upper and lower lips to our gum tissue and our tongue to the floor of the mouth. For most patients, these are rarely thought about and function just fine. When that small tissue flap is too bulky or long, however, it can create what is commonly called a tongue-tie. It can even create a gap between your two front teeth.Addressing this problem is a simple task, in most cases. A minor surgery can correct this issue and prevent the gap between teeth and the speech challenges that often come with a tongue-tie. ...

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Caring for Your Child's Mouth after a Frenectomy

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No parent wants to discover that their child needs surgery, no matter how simple the procedure may be.What is a FrenectomyAt Nederland Family Dental, we provide accurate gum surgeries, including frenectomies, with laser dentistry. Laser dentistry results in less discomfort and bleeding, and it speeds up healing time, as compared to traditional surgery.A frenulum is a small piece of tissue that limits the mobility of certain organs. In dentistry, we address the small piece of tissue above your two front teeth or under your tongue. Surgery on the tissue beneath the tongue is often called tongue-tie surgery because failure to address a tongue-tie may impair speech development.Using a laser, ...

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New Research, Gum Disease in Older Women, and the Oral-Systemic Link

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Patients face different oral health challenges at every stage of life. Kids may be more susceptible to cavities while older patients may struggle with tooth loss or gum recession.At Nederland Family Dental, we customize treatment so that you always receive the care you need to stay healthy – for a lifetime!Women’s Oral HealthRecent research reveals that women face oral health challenges during and after menopause. Fluctuations in hormones affect oral health. Most notably, this can be observed as a greater instance of gum disease developing during pregnancy. This condition, known as pregnancy gingivitis, often resolves after the birth of the child.When going through menopause, the entire cycle of which ...

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What Is Laser Gum Surgery?

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With its invention, laser gum surgery has provided a more comfortable and precise way for patients to undergo treatment for soft tissue conditions than with traditional methods. Patients prefer laser treatment because it is far less invasive and more comfortable.Gingival gum sculpting – addresses irregularly shaped gums or gummy smilesPeriodontal gum treatments – eliminates diseased and damaged tissue and reduces periodontal pocket sizesFrenectomies – reduces tissue of the frenum (small flaps of skin between the lips and teeth), which may interfere with speech or cause a gap between the front teethTongue-tie release – reduces the size of the tissue under the tongueLesion removal – removes precancerous or ...

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Is Gum Sculpting Right for You?

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Many patients come to Nederland Family Dental wanting to improve the appearance of their smiles. You can easily find information about cosmetic dentistry at just about every turn – veneers, teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns have all received a certain level of fame when it comes to discussing the appearance of teeth.What we don’t often hear about, however, is how your gums can affect the appearance of your smile. For some patients, though, this can be a really big deal if their gums are bulky or look overgrown.Treating Gummy SmilesOne of the biggest complaints about the appearance of gum tissue is having a "gummy smile." This occurs when the gums ...

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3 Benefits of Laser Gum Treatments over Traditional Gum Surgery

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When patients think of cosmetic dentistry, their teeth come to mind, but what about their gums? Your gums are part of your smile, too, and can dramatically affect your appearance, especially if you suffer from a gummy smile, gum recession, or an asymmetrical gumline.You might be surprised to learn that in many cases, we can address this problem with laser periodontal surgery. When you think of surgery, dramatic images of a scalpel may come to mind. In our Southeast Texas dental office, however, we have taken full advantage of modern laser dentistry to assist in cosmetic dentistry, so our patients can enjoy a more positive experience and more ...

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The Hidden Benefits of Dental Implants

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Are you a patient in Southeast Texas who has recently lost a tooth or requires an extraction? You are probably thinking about your smile, searching for options online, and wondering about the future of your oral health.We recommend that you speak to a dentist about your concerns so that you can learn more about the facts when it comes to dental implants, bridges, and dentures.At Nederland Family Dental, we want you to know that we are here for you. We will patiently answer all your questions and help you find a solution that you feel comfortable with.We often recommend the type of treatment we would ...

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