Dr. Vernier and Dr. Peoples-Vernier at the ICOI

Dr. Vernier and Dr. Peoples-Vernier presented an implant case at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists: ICOI in New Orleans. The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) was founded in 1972. Devoted to providing implant education to the entire dental team to better serve its patients, the ICOI is not only the world’s largest dental…

5 Myths and Facts About Cavities

Check the myths and facts below to find out how cavities are caused, prevented, and treated. 1. Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities Myth, but it’s almost a fact. The truth is, acid produced by bacteria in your mouth is the cause of cavities, says Kimberly A. Harms, DDS, an American Dental Association consumer…

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)

Gingivitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. What’s the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). However, it…

Dental Health and Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be…

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Why Is a…

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