Advanced Gum Recession Treatment

Published: November 6, 2017

Gum recession potentially leads to problems with your oral health, including tooth decay, missing teeth and infections. Traditionally, periodontists treated advanced gum disease and recession with gum graft surgery. Technological advances have led to a new procedure, PST, that has a reduced recovery time and a better outcome. That is why Dr. McCawley offers PST, […]

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Why Do I Need to Visit a Periodontist?

Published: November 3, 2017

If you have been referred to a periodontist, you may be wondering what it is that they do. Periodontists are specialists in the health of your gums, jaw bone and in periodontal disease. After they attend regular dental school training, they elect to study for another three years to become specialists in periodontics. While many […]

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Advantages of PST™ vs. Gum Grafting to Correct Gum Recession

Published: October 13, 2017

When assessing your smile, there are several factors that can make you look older than you are, such as stained or misshapen teeth, missing teeth, and gum recession. Gum recession is an erosion of the periodontal tissue, which causes more of the tooth surface to be exposed, and is typically the result of gum disease. […]

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Connecting Gum Disease to Systemic Illness

Published: September 14, 2017

How you care for your smile can make a big difference in your overall health. Research has shown that gum disease may be linked to systemic illness. Periodontal infection begins with the bacteria that live in the plaque on your teeth. In a healthy mouth, the bacteria are cleared away with good oral care and […]

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Are You A Candidate for Teeth Today Dental Implants?

Published: September 6, 2017

Did you know that approximately 120 million Americans are currently missing at least one tooth, according to data released by the American College of Prosthodontists? If you think that’s surprising, consider the fact that more than 36 million Americans do not have any remaining natural teeth at all, according to the same source. If you […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Smile in Your Golden Years

Published: August 15, 2017

It’s no secret that our bodies change as we age and your smile is no different. In your youth, you may have gotten by with only the minimum effort of brushing and flossing. Now, everything from hormonal changes to prescription-related dry mouth can impact the health of your teeth and gums. Fortunately, treatment options are […]

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Understanding the Risk of Bone Loss With Dentures and Bridges

Published: July 13, 2017

For generations, bridges and dentures were the go-to answers for missing teeth. These dental devices allowed an individual to smile fully, eat with confidence and speak with clarity. Plus, they offered relatively straightforward maintenance. However, what they could not do was protect the body from the problem of progressive bone loss. Today, dental implants are […]

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The Power of Laser Dentistry

Published: July 12, 2017

There are many options for dental treatments when you head to your periodontist to discuss your periodontal disease and general oral health. However, one of the best is laser dentistry, which is why our periodontists at McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants incorporates these procedures in their office. Before you determine which procedures are best for […]

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Ouch! Why Your Teeth Are So Sensitive

Published: June 15, 2017

It’s summertime and you’d love to eat ice cream or drink a slushie, but it’s out of the question. After all, every time your teeth touch something extremely cold, sweet or even hot, you feel a jolt of pain. So, you take a pass on your favorite treats and hope the sensitivity will go away […]

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Stroke Awareness is Important for All Patients

Published: May 15, 2017

Did you know that stroke happens to people of all ages? Although people tend to associate stroke in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with older populations, stroke can and does affect younger individuals. This May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to consider all the ways you are taking care of yourself to minimize the risk associated […]

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