A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline of the bottom of the... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children.... Read more »

Why You May Need to Visit the Periodontist

A periodontist can play a significant role in your oral health if you are struggling with any periodontal issues. Periodontists undergo another three years of dental school in order to receive training in periodontal care. You can visit a periodontist for gum treatments such as cosmetic procedures, gum disease care, dental implants and more. While… Read more »

Timely Treatment Can Prevent the Progression of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the initial development of gum disease, and while it is a serious oral condition, it is also very common. You can recognize signs of gingivitis such as tooth sensitivity, chronic bad breath and gums that are inflamed and swollen. We encourage you to speak with Dr. if you suspect you have gum disease…. Read more »

Did You Know Dental Implants Can Do This?

Losing your natural teeth can greatly affect your smile, but many patients effectively repair their smiles by choosing to receive dental implants for full tooth replacement. Not only are dental implants very durable, they bond with the jawbone to have the stability of natural teeth and keep your smile strong and stable. Below we have… Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a beneficial treatment your dentist, Dr. , offers to help restore your oral health. It is conventional periodontal therapy that is a deep and thorough cleaning of the roots of the teeth. It involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from your smile. If you have questions about scaling… Read more »