Periodontitis Is the Most Serious form of Gum Disease

Poor oral hygiene habits can leave plaque and other bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time, they may harden into dangerous tartar near the gum line. Also known as calculus, this bacteria-rich substance can cause inflammation in the sensitive gum tissues. Gum disease often starts out as the condition known as gingivitis, which causes red… Read more »

Risky Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth and Gums

Did you know that every day your teeth are subjected to extreme damage without you even knowing it? The danger often lies hidden within the substances you eat, as they often contain materials capable of causing a variety of oral ailments including dental erosion, tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, oral accidents, cavities, and gum disease. Although… Read more »

Dental Implants FAQs

Missing teeth: you are probably all too aware of the impact they have on your appearance, speaking voice and chewing abilities. Did you know there is a solution? The practice of Jason M. Peterson, DDS, located in both Idaho Falls, Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming, offers high-quality dental implant surgery. Here are some FAQs about dental… Read more »

No More Gum Disease

Gum disease affects millions of Americans each year, costing adults their ability to eat, talk, harming their appearance, and spreading deadly bacteria and infections throughout the body. Luckily, gum disease is entirely preventable. Our team here at in , , is well versed in helping people avoid this problem. Let’s look at a few things… Read more »

Boost Your Smile’s Health This Year By Doing These Things

If you want a stronger and healthier smile this year, then our dental team has some tips and suggestions for you! We encourage you to do the following things on a regular basis: Brush properly To perform a thorough and proper brushing job, you need to brush at least twice a day for two minutes… Read more »

Cosmetic Crown Lengthening and Functional Gingivectomy

A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing your smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen your crowns. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of your teeth and reducing the pockets gum disease can cause. Gum shaping is a process used to help gums appear more regular. It is… Read more »

Can You Prevent Gum Recession?

Have you noticed that your teeth are looking longer? Are your gums red or swollen? If you notice these or similar issues, you could be dealing with a serious condition known as gum recession. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid and address this problem. Typically, gum recession is caused by… Read more »

Why Would I Need Crown Lengthening?

A Gingivectomy, also known as crown lengthening, is a fairly simple treatment that can be used to treat a number of problems our patients face. Crown lengthening reshapes the gumline to add length to the teeth to treat a few different issues. Gum disease can often lead to the need for a gingivectomy. Gingivitis can… Read more »

Gum Disease? We Can Help!

You’ve probably heard of gum disease, and you may even know what you should do to prevent the problem. For instance, you probably know that if you keep up your oral care, you’ll be much more likely to avoid gum disease altogether. However, as you probably know, gum disease can lead to a number of… Read more »

Pink in the Sink Is a Symptom of Gum Disease

A little pink in the sink when you brush your teeth is usually not a result of an aggressive tooth brushing technique. More often than not, this is a symptom telling you that gum disease has set into your mouth to some degree. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It often results from… Read more »