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 »

A Chipped Tooth Needs to Be Treated to Prevent Further Complications

Sometimes a seemingly minor oral habit like chewing on desktop items or using your teeth to help open packaging can lead to a chipped tooth. In many of these cases the damage to the tooth’s enamel layer can vary. Even if you aren’t experiencing immediate sensitivity or discomfort in the affected tooth you should still… Read more »

Gum Health Often Requires Extra Oral Care

To have a healthy mouth and strong teeth, you also need to have healthy gums that aren’t affected by gum disease. This means maintaining an effective oral hygiene routine that focuses on daily brushing and flossing to remove bacteria. Our team is here to help you keep your gums healthy and address any periodontal issues… Read more »

The Dental Implant Placement Process for Tooth Loss

Are you considering your options to restore your smile after tooth loss? If so, we are happy to provide some insight. Cosmetic dentistry has evolved to offer multiple ways to achieve a beautiful smile after losing a tooth, and dental implants deliver beautiful long-term results that have been gaining popularity. We are happy to discuss… Read more »

Gum Disease: The Causes and Treatments

Gum disease is one of the most dangerous dental issues in the world today, and you need to take it very seriously. This is important because if you ignore it, it can completely destroy your smile and oral health. This disease first involves red, swollen and tender gums that bleed often. Then, it involves receding… Read more »