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 »

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth Also Includes Regularly Scheduled Dental Checkups

There are several factors that contribute toward the prevention of cavities, gum disease and other oral health conditions. A consistent oral hygiene routine is the very first step in maintaining a healthy mouth. It includes brushing your teeth every morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to floss at least once per… Read more »

A Consistent Oral Hygiene Routine Is Essential for Preventing Oral Health Problems

Periodontal disease often starts out as the moderate gum inflammation of gingivitis. Common symptoms often involve gums to look inflamed that also tend to bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Many gum disease sufferers also struggle to deal with chronic bad breath. Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night can help remove a… Read more »

The Basic Intel on Dental Implants

Did you know there are many options to restore your smile? In fact, dental implants are one of the options to choose from and offer a long-lasting solution to the problem of your missing tooth. Our , Dr. in , , understands dental implants and is happy to give you some basic intel on them… Read more »

A Typical but Serious Problem: Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is typical but serious problem among adults, with advanced gum disease affecting over 40 percent of adults over 30 in the United States. You must have excellent oral hygiene to help avoid gum disease. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day. Use mouthwash as needed (ask your dentist for recommendations)…. Read more »