What’s the Scoop on Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a common procedure done under local anesthesia to remove or reshape gum tissue, bone (or both) to expose more of the remaining tooth or teeth. It can be performed on one or more teeth on the gum line. This treatment is often recommended if you have a “gummy smile” where your teeth… Read more »

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 of the bottom of the… 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 the gum line, it creates… 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 oral health conditions including tooth… 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 the bone from the missing… 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 toothbrush. It is optimal to… 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 in men, women, and children…. Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Gum Tissues

Do you have questions about your gum tissues? If so, our dentist, Dr. Henry Espinosa, is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about your gum tissues, the better. In fact, knowing all about your gum tissues can help you keep them in tip-top shape. So, to help you,… Read more »

Recognizing the Emergence of Gingivitis

Do you have teeth that feel sensitive or gums that are red, inflamed or swollen gums, as well as chronic bad breath, you could have gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is a common but serious oral condition, and it’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms to receive treatment. Gingivitis can… Read more »

The Treatments That Can Help With Gum Disease

Do you have gum disease? If so, it’s very important to treat it as soon as possible. If you delay treatment, the disease can worsen, spread and destroy your entire smile. You don’t want that, do you? So, make sure to treat your gum disease immediately. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can help… Read more »