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 »

Complications From Gum Disease

Gum disease is much more serious than many people think. While the obvious problems related to gum disease include loose teeth, receding gums, and lost mass in your jawbone, gum disease can have other complications. If your gum disease is not treated, the bacteria from your infected gums can enter your bloodstream, placing you at… Read more »

The Details of Gum Recession

Gum recession is the process in which the portion of gum tissue that surrounds teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or even the tooth’s root. “Pockets” or gaps develop between the teeth and the gum line, creating perfect hideouts for plaque buildup. This is a common dental problem. Many people… Read more »

Preparing Your Smile for Gum Disease

Do you know how to spot the symptoms of periodontal disease, also called gum disease? Periodontal disease is a common oral infection that affects the gum tissue in your mouth, typically around the teeth. If left untreated, it can develop into gingivitis, and in advanced stages, lead to tooth loss. One of the first signs… Read more »

What Is Bone Grafting?

Have you ever wondered what bone grafting is? In dentistry, bone grafting is used to remove bone from one section of the body and insert it into another, often the jaw. This will help strengthen the jaw and make it more reliable for oral health care treatments to come. For more information about bone grafting,… Read more »

Fun Facts About Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a common, yet severe infection within your mouth linked to the deterioration of your gum tissue? Gum disease can take place at any time and will progressively get worse over time. Gum disease is an infection of your gum tissue that occurs… Read more »

Gum Disease Risks & Signs

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and structures that support your teeth. If left untreated, this disease can lead to issues like loose teeth and tooth loss. Dr. may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: – Red, tender, inflamed gums – Bleeding gums when you… Read more »