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, […]

What you should know about pinhole surgical technique for gum recession

Receding gums, medically known as gingival recession, is a very common complaint in dental offices, especially among adults over the age of 65. Considering that 88% of people over 65 years of age experience some form of gingival recession in at least one tooth, it is of no surprise that this is a dental issue […]

The different stages of periodontal disease

Periodontal disease affects 50% of all Americans age 30 and older. It can result in tooth loss, the need for dentures, and an array of additional health issues. Because of its potential severity, it is important that it is treated seriously, despite how common the disease is reported to be. It does not discriminate and […]

The Risk that Gum Disease Poses in Pregnant Women

A smile is often the first thing other people notice, so you naturally want to preserve a healthy, beautiful smile as a form of social currency. You smile can make you feel more confident and attractive. You also want to feel healthy and well, and when your gums are irritated, inflamed, and harboring infection, you’re […]

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