Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums Bleeding gums are a problem for dentists. There is a tendency to think that a dentist only takes care of cavities. This is not so. Our mouth environment is created from the combination of the teeth, gums, tongue and mouth mucosa. Dr. Ethan Shuman deals with all these aspects of the mouth. The…

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Dental pain

Dental Pain Dental pain can be one of the worst pains one ever experiences, but surprisingly the solution is sometimes extremely simple. There are different forms of dental pain- the pain can be caused by the tooth itself or by the surrounding environment- the gums around the teeth, sores in the mouth or even an…

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Broken tooth

A Broken Tooth A broken tooth can be a very painful and unaesthetic experience. When examining a broken tooth the treatment varies depending on the site of the break and how deep it is.   How do you know if you have a broken tooth or fracture? There is a sharp or rough edge to…

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Dental care for the elderly in Assisted-Living Facilities

  Dr. Ethan Schuman of Schuman Center Dental Aesthetics discusses dental care for the elderly his unique program that brings necessary dental treatment to seniors in nursing homes and assisted-living environments. St. Louis, MO – When Dr. Ethan Schuman graduated from dental school at Washington University in the 1980s, he noticed a problem: “I recognized…

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Common Problems Caused by Teeth Grinding

Whether you do it when you’re awake or asleep, teeth grinding can lead to numerous dental problems later on. Known in the dental and medical community as bruxism, it’s an all-too-common condition that occurs in some 30-50 million Americans. Unfortunately, most people go throughout their daily lives completely oblivious to the negative health effects of…

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Common Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession, or gingival recession, is a condition in which the gum surrounding the teeth begins to gradually pull back towards the jaw. As the gum tissue continues to recede, the sensitive portion of the tooth’s roots are left exposed and vulnerable to sensitivity, decay and bacteria. This is why it’s important for individuals to…

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