One of the consequences of tooth loss is jaw collapse. When the root of a tooth is missing, the body no longer knows to keep density in that area of the jaw. As a result, minerals and nutrients stop feeding the area, causing the bone to shrink and allowing facial skin to sink and sag. This can prematurely age the face.
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It is important that you remain aware of early warning signs that indicate a tooth problem. Pain and sensitivity, red or swollen gums, and other indications of oral health problems should always be brought to the attention of Dr. Larry Evola right away. When treated early on, issues like decay and infection can often be resolved noninvasively. When left to progress, however, tooth extractions and similarly involved procedures may be unavoidable.
As strange as it sounds, you can actually damage your teeth if you are brushing incorrectly. In this short video, Buffalo dentist Dr. Larry Evola discusses those times when brushing is a bad idea along with ways to optimize your daily routine for maximum efficacy.
Have you ever visited the dentist only to be shamed for the condition of your smile or scolded for the care you have taken of your teeth up to now? At Forestream Dental, this will never happen.
People have all sorts of reasons for avoiding the dentist, but perhaps the saddest is fear of judgment. Fear of judgment from staff. Fear of judgment from the dentist. Fear of being scolded for waiting to see the dentist. Fear of being shamed for not acting sooner. At Forestream Dental, you don’t need to fear any of these things.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that, when not properly treated, may prove fatal. In the short video below, Depew dentist Dr. Larry Evola discusses how we work with local sleep doctors to help men and women diagnosed with sleep apnea get the sound and restful sleep they deserve.
If you are struggling with sleep apnea, please call 716-656-8686 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Evola. Located in Depew, we serve Orchard Park, Buffalo, and all surrounding areas.
This July, Forestream Dental is giving away an amazing Buffalo Cookout Basket, filled with some of Western New York’s most delicious treats. If you are a fan of outdoor cooking, this giveaway is for you - and you don’t even have to schedule an appointment to enter. Simply click here to be redirected to the Buffalo Cookout Basket Giveaway form.
For all you moms out there who are suffering from unresolved jaw and neck pain, headaches, excessive fatigue, chronic insomnia, even difficulty concentrating, and haven’t been able to find answers to your problems, here’s what you should know:
The leading cause of oral cancer is tobacco use, which includes smoking cigarettes, pipes, or cigars, as well as chewing tobacco. Heavy alcohol use is the second leading cause of oral cancer.