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 »

Could a Gingivectomy Boost Your Smile?

When you smile, do you see a lot of your gums? Does it seem like you have rather short teeth? If you answered either of these questions with a yes, the good news is that you are not alone. We may be able to help you with a cosmetic surgery, called a gingivectomy, which could… Read more »

Untreated Gum Disease Can Lead to the Loss of Multiple Teeth

If you frequently struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine a significant amount of bacterial matter can start to accumulate in your mouth. Over time plaque and residual food particles can start to harden into tartar near the gumline. As it continues to build up the persistent bacterial presence can increase your chances of… Read more »

Gum Disease: The Treatments Available

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can severely harm and damage your smile. If you’re a victim of gum disease, it’s very important to treat it quickly. If you fail to do so, the disease can worsen, spread and compromise your oral health. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can… Read more »

The Benefits of a Dental Cleaning and Checkups

Do you ever wonder why Dr. , recommends visiting our office for a dental cleaning every six months? Well, it’s because these prophylaxis teeth cleanings are very important. They can help you, your smile and your oral health in many ways. In fact, there are many benefits to dental these professional dental cleanings and exams. Our… Read more »