We specialize in dental implants along with treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. Using the latest technology, we work in conjunction with your general dentist to provide you with the best overall dental care. Our experienced staff works together as a team to give you exceptional quality treatment in a comfortable, professional environment.

Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reasons. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the surrounding structures to the teeth. It is often silent, meaning symptoms, particularly pain, may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, you should still be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms of the disease.

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Latest News from Periodontal Associates in Charleston, SC

Over 500 Species of Bacteria Live in the Plaque on Your Teeth

There are more than 500 species of bacteria making themselves at home in the plaque accumulating on your teeth throughout the day (and night). This is why we brush 2x day and floss at least 1x a day- disrupting the bacteria prevents attachment and cleans most of it away. If you aren't cleaning your whole tooth (even the parts you can't see) then you are at risk for developing gum disease and eventually tooth loss.

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Is It OK To Skip Brushing Your Teeth Sometimes?

The simple answer is NO. 
When you skip a brushing and flossing session, you are allowing bacteria to remain undisturbed on your teeth and below the gumline. Bacteria excrete acid, which eats away at your teeth. 
Forgetting to brush and floss (or just not doing it) puts you at a much higher risk of developing cavities as well a gum disease.