Improving Your Oral Health Care

How you take care of your teeth can make the difference between a damaged smile and a glittering masterpiece. Wondering what to do to improve your routine? Here are some ideas: - When shopping for oral health care products, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance or ask for recommendations... Read more »

The Oral Cancer Screening Process

Visiting your dentist once every six months is mandatory for healthy teeth, but consider whether your dentist checks for oral cancer. Here at Periodontics of the Desert, Dr. Peter Warshawsky and his capable staff perform oral cancer screenings during your exam. Oral cancer is a serious disease. An average of... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Might Be Necessary to Treat Severe Periodontal Disease and Restore Your Gum Health

Ignoring your daily oral hygiene routine, or failing to floss on a daily basis can cause hardened tartar to build up on your teeth near the gumline. If you further choose to procrastinate your routine dental checkup it could put your gums at increased risk of suffering from periodontal disease.... Read more »

What Flossing Can Do For You

Do you ever wonder why you have to floss your teeth? If so, you are not alone. Believe it or not, this is a common question and many people neglect this important step in their oral health routine. That is why, our team here at Periodontics of the Desert in... Read more »

The Finer Details of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an extremely common, yet serious oral infection to your gum tissue. Gum disease is the result of a variety of factors, including plaque buildup within your mouth. If left untreated, gum disease will first begin to show symptoms as gingivitis. As... Read more »

Mini Dental Implants 101

Mini dental implants are just like regular dental implants—only smaller. These implants are typically used to support dental restorations that replace missing teeth, like dentures, dental bridges, and even fixed crowns. They can also be used to stabilize loose and lower arch dentures. Mini dental implants can help people who... Read more »

Poor Oral Health Equals Greater Problems

If you don't keep your oral health in tip-top shape, your body could be in danger. That's right—your entire body could suffer the consequences of not caring for the mouth. This is because a poor oral health can create many issues. The first issue is severe discomfort in the face... Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Needs Immediate First-Aid While You Seek Dental Care

Suffering a blow to the face or another form of oral trauma can potentially knock one of your teeth out of its socket. In some of these cases the root of the tooth might remain while the bulk of the tooth fractures at the gumline. In a situation like this,... Read more »

Are You a Victim of Gum Disease?

A common, yet serious disease that often affects those individuals who abandon their daily brushing and flossing habits is periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease is characterized by an infection in your gum tissue that if left untreated, will result in total tooth loss. Are you a... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Reduce Your Chances of Suffering Tooth Decay on a Back Tooth

The teeth in the back of your mouth tend to be large and they play a variety of roles. Molars help chew and efficiently grind tough foods while premolars work in tandem with the front teeth to also help bite off hard foods while assisting molars. These teeth have the... Read more »