How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

The holidays are here and instead of being excited and jolly, many people are stressed. Little did you know, stress can affect your oral health in more ways than you might realize. That’s right: When you’re stressed, your smile can be in danger. To explain, our dentist, Dr. , is happy to list the ways… Read more »

Gum Disease Surgeries

Gum disease is an oral sickness where pouches of bacterial acids infect the gums, damaging the gums and eating away at teeth and bone. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, gum disease is preventable with appropriate hygiene habits and treatable at our office. Here’s some additional bits of info about gum… Read more »

An Untreated Cavity Might Eventually Cause a Toothache

Your routine dental checkups at Dr. Patrick L. Huston’s dental office are designed to clean bacterial matter from your teeth while also monitoring for any signs of gum disease, cavities, or other oral health problems. If you have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups, it’s increasingly possible for a small cavity on one… Read more »

What You Should Know About Tongue Cleaners

When you use your toothbrush, you clean your chompers and gums — but are you also cleaning off your tongue? While there are several picks for cleaning your tongue, one awesome option is to use a tongue cleaner. Tongue cleaners come in a few varieties: Tongue scrapers: Tongue scrapers are devices specifically made to extricate… Read more »

A Patient’s Introduction to Periodontics

Would you like to know the basics of periodontics? Well, Dr. and our expert team at are happy to tell you about it! A periodontist is a dentist who has had extra training so as to treat periodontal disease. They may place dental implants, treat gum inflammation, and perform cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontists complete three… Read more »

Treating Gum Disease Can Help Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a serious, yet often-found infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss if it is not treated. In its preliminary stages, gum disease can exist as gingivitis, often with very little visible signs of infection occurring. Spotting gum disease early on is essential to… Read more »

General Information About Gum Disease

Spotting the early warning symptoms of gum disease is crucial in treating the illness. In its initial stages, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can develop into gingivitis. As the disease evolves, it can turn more serious, and lead to the eventual destabilization of your gums and cause your teeth to completely fall out…. Read more »

Considering Dental Implants?

So you’ve heard of dental implants. You’re doing the research to find out whether a dental implant may be the right fit for you. Our team here at OC Advanced Periodontics in Tustin, California is happy to offer you any data you may need to make an informed decision. Let’s start with the basics. Dental… Read more »

The Best Smiles are Possible with Gum Disease Care

If your gum tissue becomes infected over time, it is known as periodontal disease or gum disease. If it is left untreated, it can advance and progress past gingivitis and into severe gum disease, which can result in the loss of teeth. Preventing gum disease is a key component of healthy smiles. The best smiles… Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is a serious disease often found in people who have poor dental health. The disease can do considerable damage to your mouth and to your overall health if it is left untreated, so it is important to seek out the appropriate dental care to diagnose, and/or treat… Read more »