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... 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... Read more »

An Oral Cancer Screening Is Included With Each of Your Dental Exams

Brushing and flossing your teeth represents the first line of defense against tooth decay and periodontal disease. It’s worth noting that having a dental exam and cleaning performed twice a year is also an essential component of maintaining a healthy mouth. Each of these outpatient appointments starts with a professional... Read more »

Missing Teeth Can Lead to Long-Term Complications

Untreated cavities and severe dental trauma can sometimes result in the loss of one or more teeth. Even if you learn to live with decreased oral function and changes in the appearance of your smile, you could still be at increased risk of suffering long-term complications with the alignment of... Read more »

A Routine Dental Checkup Can Detect Periodontal Disease

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums throughout your life starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as thoroughly flossing at least once per day will help remove bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can contribute to problems with tooth decay... Read more »

Symptoms and Signs of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can weaken your teeth and cause many oral health problems in your future. That is why it is crucial to avoid teeth grinding, so you can protect your teeth and oral health. To help you learn more about teeth grinding, our periodontal experts, Dr.... Read more »

The Keys to Understanding Dental Implants

Are you considering the possibility of restoring your smile with a dental implant? If so, you have come to the right place! Dental implants are effective at restoring a lost tooth and completing your smile once more. To help you understand more about dental implants, our doctors, Dr. Peter S.... Read more »

Blaze a New Path to Oral Health Success with Bone Grafting

Do you believe your jawbone is strong enough to support a dental implant should one be required? If you have any missing teeth, it is very important to make sure they are replaced as soon as possible. Because of the fact that dental implants are permanent prosthetics that are directly... Read more »

Pink in the Sink? Could Be Gum Disease.

Periodontal disease is a problem among adults over 30, affecting over 40 percent of them in the United States. Many adults believe that it is normal for gums to bleed as you brush your teeth, when in reality is is often a sign of periodontal disease at some stage. You... Read more »

Gum Disease Indicators

Oral hygiene habits are extremely important in the battle against gum disease. These habits will save your smile, with minimal effort on your part. Let’s review some of them.   Brush: Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, for two minutes each time. Use only a soft-bristled toothbrush in... Read more »