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 »

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 »