Bad Breath: The Facts

Do you ever worry about your breath? If so, you know that there are a number of things you can do. For instance, you probably know that brushing and flossing will help you keep your mouth fresh. You know that you could also reach for mouthwash to cover your bad breath. However, would you be… Read more »

Which Toothpaste is Right for You?

Had you heard that people have used toothpaste since the late 1800s? This toothpaste was tasteless and came in a jar. Luckily, toothpaste is drastically different now. As you may know, several types of toothpaste have been made to address a variety of needs. Still, how do you choose the toothpaste for you? You see,… Read more »

The Benefits of Using a Water Flosser

Our team encourages safe flossing to care for teeth and gums. Water flossers are great tools in your smile care kit for preventing gum disease, especially for those who have trouble flossing their smiles with traditional dental floss. Water flossers spray a stream of water into your mouth to clean between your teeth. They also help remove… Read more »

You Can Heal Receded Gums by Getting a Gum Graft

If you’ve looked in the mirror recently and noticed that your teeth are longer than they used to be, your gums have probably been receding for a good while now. Several conditions cause gum recession, including tartar buildup, gum disease and brushing too hard. These conditions lead to the gum tissue pulling away from the… Read more »

Cosmetic and Functional Crown Lengthening

There are a few different reasons why you might need a gingivectomy, more commonly called crown lengthening. This treatment changes how far the gum line comes up your teeth and can be done to treat a number of things from gum disease to purely cosmetic reasons. Gum shaping, also known as gingivectomy or crown lengthening,… Read more »

How to Prevent Gum Disease From Stealing Your Smile

The holiday festivities have begun and so has the inundation of delicious meals and sweets we find ourselves surrounded with. Even so, it’s important to remember our oral health this holiday season and take care of our teeth and gums despite the distractions!  Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can destroy your gums and… Read more »

Periodontitis Is a Severe form of Gum Disease that Could Threaten Your Oral Health

Gum disease is the serious inflammation and infection of gum tissues, which affects millions of Americans each year. The American Dental Association estimates that nearly half of the population over age 30 has some degree of gum disease. Even more disconcerting is the report by the Centers for Disease Control estimating that 64 percent of… Read more »

Gums Bleeding? We Can Help!

You probably know that you could have to deal with gum disease if you don’t care for your teeth well. However, did you know that even if you do practice great oral hygiene, you could still need to face this issue? Gum disease can be caused by a number of issues, including illnesses and genetics…. Read more »

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 »