What Treatments Are Available for Gum Disease?

If you suffer from gum disease, then it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. This is because gum disease is one of the most serious and dangerous dental issues in the world today. In fact, it can result in loose and lost teeth if it’s left untreated. There are two stages of gum… Read more »

What is a Bone Graft?

If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth with a dental implant, odds are your periodontist will check the density of your jaw bone before beginning your treatment. When teeth are missing from your smile, the lack of support from the tooth’s roots causes the bone underneath to deteriorate. In order for… Read more »

To Prevent Gum Disease, Brush and Floss

If you want a healthy mouth, you must take care of your gums. We normally talk about brushing and flossing for healthy teeth–but they are also a key to preventing gum disease. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is caused by a buildup of plaque on teeth. Plaque is a sticky film made of living bacteria. The… Read more »

Gum Disease May Affect More Than the Mouth

Would you brush your teeth more carefully if you knew it would shield you from heart disease? Would you floss more carefully if you knew that it would defend you from kidney failure? Think it or not, there is some evidence that periodontal disease affects the remainder of your body outside of your mouth, including… Read more »

The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Are you over 30-years-old? Do you go to the dentist infrequently? Chances are that you may be a candidate for a type of gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, you may not even know you have it because it can be painless. Gum disease is caused by an infection in the gums following a… Read more »

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 »