Treatment Options for The Early and Advanced Stages of Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a serious and dangerous dental issue that develops when plaque and tartar aren’t removed from your teeth and gumline regularly. Typically, this is caused by poor oral hygiene and failure to attend your six-month checkups. This disease is very dangerous for the smile and oral health and it’s important to get it treated… Read more »

Treating Gum Disease: What Are My Options?

For those struggling with gum disease, the problem isn’t just your oral health but your heart and lungs, which are also susceptible to impact from the disease. Gum disease at the earliest stage can mean inflamed gums while at the advanced stage results in infection which destroys supportive gum tissue, bone, and ultimately, experiencing tooth… Read more »

Outlining the Basics of Bruxism

Have you ever heard of bruxism and are you aware of the damages it can do to your oral health? Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, occurs when you grind and cut your teeth as you sleep. Numerous ailments are associated with this because you can wear down your tooth enamel and slowly damage your… Read more »

Lost Teeth and Gum Disease

You may have seen a picture of gum disease where a patient lost all of their teeth or where many of the teeth are missing or severely rotted. The positive news is that this isn’t always the case with gum disease, and that if you’re vigilant, you can reverse the effects of the early stages… Read more »

Signals That You May Have Gum Disease

If you are age 30 or older, chances are you may suffer from a form of gum disease. If you are not taking proper care of your teeth, plaque can build up and cause infection of the tissues surrounding your teeth—leading to gum disease. In fact, even those who consistently brush their teeth daily are… Read more »

Isn’t It Time For a Permanent Dental Restoration?

Have you heard that dental implants can permanently restore your smile? It’s true! Our team wants to talk to you about dental implants, the permanent dental restoration. Dental implants one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth and are an excellent choice if you are interested in receiving a long-term restoration. It is… Read more »

What to do to Maintain Healthy Gums After Treatment

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a disorder affecting the teeth and gums with sacks of bacteria that can lead to tooth and bone loss. Understanding periodontal disease signs can help you prevent and cure it, so we’ve put together this post for you. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease… Read more »

Oral Cancer Screening and You

Like many Americans, you strive to visit your dentist regularly. If so, good for you! Are you taking advantage of regular oral health screenings at your checkup? Here at Fine Periodontics, Dr. Norman B. Fine and his capable staff perform oral cancer screenings every six months during your oral exam. Why do we do this?… Read more »

Halloween Oral Health: Candies to Avoid

With the coming of Halloween comes numerous risks to your precious teeth. Not only can dental damage arise in the form of enamel loss and cavities, but you can also easily chip and crack your teeth if you’re not careful. Always exercise caution during the holidays and consider planning ahead to ensure your smile can… Read more »

Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay occurs when plaque and bacteria have the chance to attack the tooth enamel. When this happens, those dangerous substances create a cavity. If it’s not treated quickly, it can spread and result in tooth… Read more »