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Reasons To Consider Crown Lengthening Jun 4th, 2024

If you find the words “crown lengthening” a bit confusing, you’re not alone. And learning it involves teeth doesn’t necessarily help either. However, crown lengthening is a common periodontal procedure. It involves removing some gum and bone tissue. But why? Dr. Caesar Sweidan and Dr. Laura Smith use a non-invasive,...

5 Signs of Oral Cancer May 9th, 2024

Most people know someone who’s been affected by cancer, especially by skin cancer, which occurs in 1 in 5 Americans at some point. Fortunately, early detection has done wonders with many forms of cancers by ensuring people get treatment in the earliest stages of the disease. Yet, one area people...

How The LANAP Protocol Can Help Restore Your Oral Health Apr 8th, 2024

Most people don’t look forward to a trip to the dentist, even when they practice excellent oral hygiene. And the prospect of treatment for a dental issue can make people avoid these appointments entirely. This can make minor problems worse, which can lead to more extensive interventions in the future....

What’s Causing My Gums to Recede? Mar 1st, 2024

When you have receding gums, the delicate soft tissue in your mouth starts wearing away or separating from your tooth.  In the earliest stages, you may not notice these subtle gum changes. However, with time, it can cause your smile to become more “toothy.” It’s also common for teeth to...

When Is a Sinus Lift the Best Treatment Option? Feb 1st, 2024

People associate many words with dentistry, but “sinuses” usually isn’t one of them. The sinuses are air-filled cavities. People have two maxillary sinuses, one on each side of the face. However, they’re also near the back of the upper jaw, which is why dentistry comes into play. Caesar Sweidan, DDS,...

Getting Dental Implants This New Year? Here's What to Expect Jan 9th, 2024

If you’ve decided to get dental implants, congratulations! Replacing a missing tooth does more than preserve your appearance — it also protects your oral health. Choosing a dental implant provides the closest experience you can find to a natural tooth. But getting a tooth that looks, feels, and functions like...

What Your Chronic Bad Breath May Be Trying to Tell You Dec 13th, 2023

Avoiding bad breath entirely is impossible, especially if you love garlic and onions. However, it shouldn’t be a chronic problem. And it shouldn’t persist if you practice good oral hygiene. Instead, when you have chronic bad breath, your mouth is trying to tell you something. Dr. Caesar Sweidan and Dr....

Do I Have to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? Nov 13th, 2023

Wisdom teeth are molars that often show up late to the party.  Unlike your other adult teeth that start to emerge in childhood, these molars don’t usually appear until the late teen years or early adulthood. Because of this, they can cause problems with your other teeth when they begin...

I’m Nervous About My Bone Graft: What Can I Expect? Oct 10th, 2023

When people think about their mouth and oral health, they usually focus on their teeth and gums. However, there’s another important area that requires attention: the bone that supports them.    Your jawbone supports your teeth and helps create your facial appearance. Unfortunately, it can be susceptible to bone loss. And...

Understanding the Different Types of Biopsies Sep 1st, 2023

A biopsy is a standard procedure used by all types of healthcare providers. Their purpose is to take a sample of suspicious tissue for closer study.  While you may not associate biopsies with a dental visit, cancer and other issues can occur in the mouth. In fact, they can affect...

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Periodontal Disease Aug 1st, 2023

Did you know that more than 47% of Americans aged 30 and older have periodontal (gum) disease? And these numbers only get higher with each passing year, skyrocketing to 70% by age 65. Unfortunately, this serious problem can affect more than just your mouth. In fact, it can even put your overall health at...

Should I Get Dental Implants If I Already Have a Bridge? Jul 5th, 2023

If you have a dental bridge — congratulations! You’re already taking steps to protect your oral health and dental alignment by replacing missing teeth. Approximately 69% of people 35-44 years of age are missing at least one tooth, a number that only increases with age. People often overlook the importance of replacing...

When To Consider a Wisdom Tooth Extraction for Jaw Discomfort Jun 2nd, 2023

No one wants to have teeth removed. But sometimes that’s the best solution. And if you have jaw pain, one potential cause is your wisdom teeth. Caesar Sweidan, DDS, and Laura Smith, DDS, of Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants in Gulfport, Mississippi, are experts in diagnosing and treating oral health...

3 Benefits of Crown Lengthening To Enhance Your Smile May 8th, 2023

You’ve likely heard of fillings, veneers, and dental implants, but crown lengthening? This procedure may be less familiar than other dental treatments, but it’s a common procedure that’s used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. At Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants in Gulfport, Mississippi, Caesar Sweidan, DDS, and Laura Smith, DDS, use advanced technology with lasers...

Meet Our Newest Provider: Dr. Laura Smith Apr 10th, 2023

The team at Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants prides itself on providing the best care available to the community in and around Gulfport, Mississippi. Board-certified periodontist, Caesar Sweidan, DDS, has been providing top-notch dental care for years, and now he’s joined by the talented and also board-certified periodontist, Laura Smith,...

Why Would I Need a Biopsy During My Dental Exam? Mar 7th, 2023

When you practice good oral hygiene, making regular trips to the dentist can seem like a waste of time. However, these visits involve more than getting a professional cleaning. They’re also the perfect opportunity to detect potential issues before they become serious — and we’re not just talking about cavities...

Am I a Candidate for a Sinus Lift? Feb 9th, 2023

Hearing your dentist talk about a sinus lift procedure can be confusing. After all, your sinuses have to do with breathing, not chewing or smiling. However, the maxillary sinuses sit right above the back area of your upper jaw. Because of this, they can come into play when it comes to getting...

Here Are the Telltale Symptoms of Gum Recession Jan 1st, 2023

Most of us spend the bulk of our time focused on our teeth. After all, our pearly whites give us our irresistible smiles. However, our gum tissue requires just as much attention. When you have receding gums, the delicate pink tissue surrounding your teeth pulls away or deteriorates, leaving more of...

How Smoking Impacts Your Oral Health Dec 9th, 2022

People often associate smoking with lung issues, such as lung cancer and emphysema. Yet, people often overlook the impact this habit has on their oral health. Our team at Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants in Gulfport, Mississippi, understands the addictive nature of tobacco and how kicking the habit isn’t easy....

What Can I Do About My Chronic Bad Breath? Nov 1st, 2022

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for breath mints to fight bad breath? Approximately 30% of Americans complain about this problem. If you too, have issues day after day, it’s time to get to the bottom of the problem. Our team at Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants knows bad breath...

Why an Ulcer in Your Mouth Might Need a Biopsy Oct 5th, 2022

It doesn’t get much attention, but oral cancers are fairly common. And, fortunately, most can get treated and cured when detected at an early stage. In most cases, oral cancers can be discovered during routine dental visits. Our team at Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants checks for signs of oral...

Can I Prevent Gum Recession? Sep 7th, 2022

Several things can jeopardize your teeth and oral health. However, the spotlight often falls on problems like cavities and gum disease. But, did you know that an estimated 88% of people over age 65 have at least one tooth with receding gum tissue?  Gum recession occurs when pink gum tissue wears or pulls...

Do You Have a Gummy Smile? Crown Lengthening Might Be Your Answer Jul 6th, 2022

It’s hard to resist a beautiful smile. In fact, people often say that a smile is infectious. But what if yours is less than perfect? We’ve got good news for you. At Gulf Coast Periodontics & Implants in Gulfport, Mississippi, Caesar Sweidan, DDS, and our team completely transform smiles. We offer numerous dental solutions to help...

How Periodontal Disease Negatively Impacts Your Overall Health Jun 1st, 2022

They say the eyes are the window to your soul. If that’s the case, then your mouth is the window to your physical health. That’s because the state of your oral health impacts the rest of your body, especially if you have periodontal disease. Caesar Sweidan, DDS, and our team at Gulf Coast...

Gum Grafting or Laser Treatment: Which Is Right for My Gum Recession? Apr 1st, 2022

Gums usually don’t get much attention. After all, we don’t use them to chew, and we typically focus on our pearly whites when we smile. However, our gums play a crucial role in our tooth stability and oral health.  This important soft tissue covers the bones in your mouth, such...

Dental Implants: Why They Are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Mar 7th, 2022

Losing a tooth is an incredibly common occurrence, whether it’s due to decay, trauma, or other issues. However, being common doesn’t make it comfortable. If you’ve lost a tooth, getting it replaced should be a priority.  Losing a tooth is an incredibly common occurrence, whether it’s due to decay, trauma,...