Preventing Gum Disease From Taking Over Your Teeth and Gums

Did You Know? Gum disease afflicts nearly half of Americans over 30. Men succumb to gum disease more than women. Periodontal disease is the biggest factor of adult tooth loss. Pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to their babies prematurely. Men or women over 35 often lose more teeth to gum disease than they do to tooth decay.... read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Can Restore Your Gum Health

Our periodontal team performs scaling and root planing (a non-surgical periodontal therapy) using special tools to give your gums a deep cleaning (versus a routine dental cleaning on the gums’ surface and between teeth). It is done when you have spaces between your gums and teeth and under the gumline from gum disease. A regular dental cleaning can’t reach down... read more »

Smile With Us on National Smile Power Day on June 15th!

Did you know that a big investment you can make in your overall health and self-confidence is to make sure you have a healthy smile? June 15th is National Smile Power Day, and it’s a great time to become more aware of the many benefits of having a healthy, confident smile wherever you go! The Psychology and Physiology of Smiling... read more »

Six Reasons Why You Should See a Periodontist To Examine Your Gums!

Did you know that detecting gum disease in the early stages makes it the most effectively and economically treated? This is true for many oral health issues. As a periodontist, our team specializes in the areas of the mouth that surround and support your teeth – your gums, bone and connective tissues. These are the parts that attach your teeth... read more »

Don’t Let a Preventable Dental Emergency Sideline Your Oral Health

Winter is almost here, and sports activities can find a way to bring a dental emergency into your life during the busy holiday season. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming, or surfing, accidents can happen. It can mean running into a tree while sledding, falling on your face at an ice skating rink, or knocking a tooth out... read more »

What Can You Do About Gum Disease Symptoms?

Your teeth aren’t the only things in your smile that can experience issues. Gum disease or periodontal disease can harm your smile and even your overall health. If your gums are diseased, harmful bacteria in the mouth can enter your bloodstream as they bond to the platelets in your blood, where clots can then form. Should these clots travel to... read more »