What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Gum Disease Treatment Lake Ozark

Hello Lake Ozark! For ideal oral health, you need both healthy teeth and healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle pointing the bristle tips at the gumline. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles…

Your Mouth Sore Might Be Stomatitis

Lake Ozark Mouths And Stomatitis

Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Lake Ozark dental patients. Inflammation Causes Stomatitis These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis. A good general definition for stomatitis is the…

Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Lake Ozark Dental Implants and Dental Bridges

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested dental procedure at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group. When my patients ask me about tooth restoration, I oftentimes tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused…

A Ginormous Cavity?

Lake Ozark Cosmetic Dentistry

When Doctor Ronald Massie of Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark repairs a tooth that has tooth decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here. If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth,…

Not Happy With Your Dentist?

Lake Ozark Cosmetic Dentisty

Hello! Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake or clicked here on purpose, welcome! In the Premier Dental & Oral Health Group dental blog, we post informative articles about dentistry. This includes general dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about our dental practice. Many of my patients visit my blog regularly and…

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease in Missouri

Though most Missouri residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until doctor Ronald Massie diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment…

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

cancer related tooth risks Lake Ozark

If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group counsels you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the National Institutes of…