Important Insights on the Prevention and Treatment of Gum Disease

When an inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine fails to remove plaque and residual food particles from your teeth, they can form into hardened tartar. This is a bacteria-rich substance. Its presence at the gumline can greatly increase your chances of developing gum disease. Gum disease in , , has different degrees of severity…. Read more »

Gingivectomy for Form and Function

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. Gingivitis is often a reason to get a gingivectomy. Advanced gum disease inflames… Read more »

Effective Flossing Promotes Good Oral Health and Prevents Gum Disease

Dr. and our dental team all recommend that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day to prevent oral diseases such as gum disease. Flossing immediately after brushing is the most effective way to clean between teeth. If plaque and residual food particles are not removed daily, they could harden into tartar at the… Read more »

Do you Have Gum Disease? We Can Help!

What do you know about gum disease? Do you know what you can do to prevent the problem, or what could cause your gum disease? Similarly, have you heard that there are actually three stages of gum disease? Finally, do you know which of these stages can be reversed, or what you can do to… Read more »

What Can You Do to Prevent Bleeding Gums?

At Fox River Periodontics, PC located in Geneva Illinois, Dr. Kamy Noruzi and our team want you to know how important oral care is for your gum health. Because your gums support your pearly whites, you will want to keep them in tip-top shape! Following are some things you can do to prevent bleeding gums: –… Read more »

Your Guide to Dental Implants

If you’re missing teeth, you may not see it as that big of a deal. Sure, it might affect the way you look in pictures, but that’s it right? The opposite is in fact true. Missing teeth can cause serious health issues, change the way your face looks, cause bone loss, and even invite infection… Read more »

Understanding the Dangers Posed by Periodontitis

It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that 47% of adults over 30 years of age, have some degree of gum disease. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control also report that 64% of people over age 65 have moderate to severe gum disease. Hardened tartar at the gum line is the primary cause of gum… Read more »

All You Need to Know About the Different Types of Bone Grafts Available

If you’re about to improve your oral health with a bone grafting treatment in , , then it’s time to do your research and find out a little more about the different types of bone grafts available. To give you the information you need, our team is happy to tell you all about these four… Read more »

Beating Gum Disease Before It Starts

It might surprise you to learn that nearly half of Americans over 30–47%–have an advanced stage of gum disease known as periodontitis. That number climbs to 70% in older populations. Why is gum disease so common, and how can you keep yourself from getting it? Gum disease is the result of infection by bacteria in… Read more »

Insights on Tooth Structure

Each one of your teeth is made up of multiple layers. Each one of these layers has its own unique set of characteristics and function that works together to give you a fully functioning tooth. The enamel is the outermost layer of a tooth. Enamel is composed from a dense mineral crystal structure that gives… Read more »