Proper Gum Care for a Healthy Mouth and Smile

Did you know that you have billions of bacteria living comfortably in your mouth? We all do and if those bacteria take hold in our gums it can cause a lot of unpleasant oral issues including periodontal disease, which is painful inflammation of the gums and potential destruction of a tooth’s supporting tissue as well […]

What are the different parts of a dental implant?

When we were kids, our parents showed us how to properly brush and floss our teeth and reminded us regularly how important it was to do both of those things every day. We went for a checkup and the dentist told us the same thing. When we grew up, most of us continued to practice […]

What you should know about gum disease and deep cleaning

Have you experienced irritation, soreness, or bleeding in your gums? Likely a gradual occurrence, each of these conditions is a sign you could have gum disease. Our gums are incredibly strong elements of our overall body systems and of course they are responsible for holding our teeth in place. We most assuredly do not want […]

What is a deep cleaning or scaling?

Did you know that nearly half of adults in the US have a form of periodontal disease? Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a serious medical issue but is treatable and most of all, preventable. What is it? Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, is constantly forming on your teeth. If you don’t […]

How Is LANAP Different Than Traditional Gum Surgery?

If you have found yourself in need of periodontal surgery, you now have a choice between laser treatment and traditional surgery. While it may not initially seem like it, the distinctions are rather important. As with most things, a comprehensive understanding of each procedure is paramount for selecting the option that works best for you. […]

Will Dental Implants Change My Appearance?

What is a dental implant and will it change the way I look? This is a common inquiry made in dentist offices all over the country and we can provide an answer here. We all know that brushing every day, flossing, and regular dental visits should be an active part of our daily routine but […]

Bite Problems and Dental Implants

Your bite is the way your upper and lower jawbones, and the teeth embedded in them, fit together. A healthy bite is when the upper teeth fit slightly over your lower ones in front, and the grooves of your upper molars fit the grooves of your lower molars. When dentists talk about a healthy or […]

How do you know if your dental implant is failing?

Having a toothache is no laughing matter because when your tooth hurts, it really hurts to laugh. A dental implant mimics your natural tooth and is secured into your jaw bone like a screw. When dental implants are placed, they bond with your own bone and serve as a foundation for one or multiple artificial […]

Dental implants: are they better than real teeth?

Tooth loss is common for many adults. Everything from an acute accident like tripping and hitting your face to diseases like gum disease can cause tooth loss. In fact, many adults will experience tooth loss in one way or another in their lifetimes. Missing teeth affect levels of self-confidence, your ability to speak correctly, the […]

How treating gum disease can help people with diabetes

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a common ailment in dental offices. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque that results in inflammation of the gums. For the general population, proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist are the best ways to prevent gingivitis. Unfortunately, certain risk factors, like diabetes, […]

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