Preventing Gum Disease From Taking Over Your Teeth and Gums

Did You Know? Gum disease afflicts nearly half of Americans over 30. Men succumb to gum disease more than women. Periodontal disease is the biggest factor of adult tooth loss. Pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to their babies prematurely. Men or women over 35 often lose more teeth to gum disease than... Read more »

What To Do if You Experience Dental Anxiety About Getting Periodontal Treatment

Our team’s job is to treat gum disease (gingivitis or periodontal disease). It is one of the ten most common diseases people deal with when it comes to their smiles. It is also the main cause of tooth loss in adults! If you have gum disease, you will need deep cleanings to overcome this chronic... Read more »

September Is National Gum Care Month. Do You Know How To Protect Your Gums for a Healthier Smile?

September is National Gum Care Month, and it is a big deal for your oral health. Good oral health is the foundation to a healthy-looking, self-confident appearance when it comes to your smile. By ensuring healthy teeth and gums – because when it comes to tooth loss, it is not just from tooth decay and... Read more »

Are You Anxious About Having One or More Teeth Extracted? If So, Read On To Calm Your Nerves!

Keeping your teeth healthy means you get to keep them longer, hopefully for a lifetime of smiles! But there are times when an adult tooth (or more) may need to be extracted. As periodontists, we work hard to help you keep your permanent teeth in place as long as possible. Our periodontist has advanced training... Read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Can Restore Your Gum Health

Our periodontal team performs scaling and root planing (a non-surgical periodontal therapy) using special tools to give your gums a deep cleaning (versus a routine dental cleaning on the gums’ surface and between teeth). It is done when you have spaces between your gums and teeth and under the gumline from gum disease. A regular... Read more »

Smile With Us on National Smile Power Day on June 15th!

Did you know that a big investment you can make in your overall health and self-confidence is to make sure you have a healthy smile? June 15th is National Smile Power Day, and it’s a great time to become more aware of the many benefits of having a healthy, confident smile wherever you go! The... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Periodontal Disease and Caring for Your Gums

When it comes to your gums, taking good care of them is vital if you want to keep them healthy so they can protect your pearly whites. Neglecting your gums can lead to periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the oral tissues that anchor your teeth in their place. When you don’t brush and floss... Read more »

How Does Periodontal Deep Cleaning Save Your Smile From the Devastating Effects of Periodontal Disease?

When it comes to your gums and teeth, they can be in trouble if you don’t brush and floss daily to get rid of tartar, bacteria, and oral debris that builds up on them quickly, even below your gum line. Without daily cleaning, you can end up with gingivitis, tooth decay, bone decay, and ultimately,... Read more »

A Frenectomy Can Help You (or Your Child) Struggling With Tongue-Tie

You may not be familiar with the term “lingual frenectomy,” but you might have heard of people being tongue-tied. Lingual frenectomy is a minor in-office oral surgery procedure performed by our periodontist to take out a band of tissue. Frena (which are small folds of oral tissue) attaches the bottom of your tongue to the... Read more »

For National Gum Disease Awareness Month, Commit To Healthier Teeth and Gums!

February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we are here for it! Working daily with gums makes us excited about creating awareness on how best to keep your gums healthy no matter what your age. When we say your smile thrives on good oral care, most patients typically think of their teeth, but the... Read more »