Combating Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease affects almost half of adults over age 30 in the United States. It can damage smiles and cause great discomfort. Excellent and consistent oral hygiene habits are required to combat gum disease.Let’s review a few of them: Brush: You must brush your teeth and gums for two minutes, twice a day. Use… Read more »

Breaking Down Gum Disease

One of the major causes of tooth decay, tooth loss and cavities in adults, gum disease impacts about half of the Americans over the age of 30. So what is gum disease? Find out more about gum disease and what impacts it can have on you by reading on below. Gum disease, also defined as… Read more »

Prevention: Gum Disease’s Best Medicine

To keep your mouth from forming gum disease, you should brush two times daily and floss once per day. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is our top priority at Jason M. Peterson, DDS, so we’ve amassed this post on how you can steer clear of periodontal disease. Gum disease is a dental disease caused… Read more »

Getting a Bone Graft in Preparation for Dental Implants

The bone graft procedure was invented to strengthen a weak jaw bone. Most people get bone grafts because their jaw has been weakened over time due to tooth loss and will not successfully maintain a dental implant without a graft. Thanks to modern technology, bone grafting is usually painless and minimally invasive. Our oral surgeon,… Read more »

What is Candidiasis?

Candidiasis, also called thrush or oral thrush when it affects the oral cavity, is a type of infection caused by Candida. Although Candida usually exist in the mouth, they can cause infection if they increase and are unproportionate to the bacteria in your mouth. Here are some facts you should know about candidiasis. Risk Factors… Read more »

Why You Might Have Receding Gums

If your gums are pulling away from your teeth, it means they are receding. This is typically a sign that the gums have been irritated. There are many reasons why this might be happening. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. , knows what might be causing the receding gums as well as any tips that can help… Read more »

Dental Implants Can Anchor a Dental Bridge to Restore Multiple Missing Teeth

Automotive accidents and sports injuries can sometimes cause severe trauma to multiple teeth. In many of these cases, the damaged teeth can be treated by having Dr. perform a root canal at clinic in , . Unfortunately, there are a few times when the damage to the teeth and underlying sockets is so severe that… Read more »

Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Even though it’s a habit many people share, you should never ignore your bleeding gums. If you see a little pink in the sink, there could be a bigger problem that needs solving. To help you take care of your gums and keep them from bleeding, Dr. and our dental team would like to explain… Read more »

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 »