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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 »