What Are Periodontists and What Can They Do for Your Gums?

Dentists who concentrate in the areas of the mouth specific to the gum, bone, and tissues that protect and support your teeth are called periodontists. Periodontists immerse themselves in an additional three or more years of in-depth, graduate studies after dental school. It allows them to graduate with knowledge of how to perform both cosmetic and restorative periodontal procedures. They... read more »

A Gum Graft Can Fix Receding Gums and Restore Your Beautiful Smile

Good oral hygiene is essential to healthy gums. When gum problems arise, such as gum recession, it can affect your oral health and your appearance. Receding gums result in the gum tissue wearing away and leaving your tooth roots exposed and vulnerable to root decay. These nerve endings often leave you with tooth sensitivity from temperature extremes when you eat... read more »

DO YOU C THE CONNECTION?

Hey there! Since we last posted here, vitamin C has once again popped up on our radar. Remember our old friend vitamin C? We know vitamin C is not a recent trend. Even though it has been around a long time, it has in a way reinvented itself and has brought along a friend: Collagen! One thing for sure, we... read more »

Welcome Back!

Hi, and welcome back to the latest posting of Periodontics of the Desert blog. Presented to you by the dental hygiene team at Periodontics of the Desert. Last post, we introduced a character named Rina Blake from New York. As it turns out, Rina has moved to the Caribbean and is basking in the sun on a sandy white beach... read more »

It’s National Gum Care Month!

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great smile. As new research develops, we see a rise in... read more »

Using Scaling and Root Planing to Treat Gum Disease

Have you been diagnosed with gum disease or periodontal disease? If so, you are not alone. A 2015 study affirmed that chronic periodontitis afflicted 47.2% of adults who were over 30 years old in the U.S. This oral condition, which is a result of the harmful effects of plaque – a sticky bacterial film that is always growing on our... read more »

You Can Have Your Tooth Extracted With Confidence

When it comes to your oral health, we want to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy so that you can preserve your natural teeth as long as possible. Although you do everything you can to keep up your smile, sometimes a tooth ends up needing to be extracted. If you are facing a tooth extraction – whether for... read more »

What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can also suffer. Forgetting to floss can: – Leave your smile... read more »

A Simple Frenectomy Can Make a Big Difference in Your Mouth

Our periodontist commonly performs frenectomies on patients of a variety of ages, and this minor surgical procedure alters the oral structure for the better. The frenum is connective tissue in the mouth that has three main categories. These include the buccal frenum connecting the gum tissue to the inside of the cheeks while the labial frenums (two of them) connect... read more »

Periodontal Disease and What It Means for Your Mouth and Body

A healthy smile is not just about your teeth. In fact, without your gums to keep your teeth in place, your smile would be, well, toothless. Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) affects not only your oral health but your overall health, and research increasingly shows that the two are linked. Look for Signs You can fall prey to... read more »