Periodontal Disease Can Worsen Without Professional Treatment

Periodontal disease is estimated to afflict nearly half of the American population over the age of 30. More commonly known as gum disease, this inflammation of the sensitive gum tissues typically results from poor daily oral hygiene practices compounded with the failure to attend a routine dental exam twice each year. Early symptoms of a… Read more »

We Can Treat Gum Disease Using Laser Dentistry

If your gums bleed easily, or are tender or red, you may have gum disease. In the case of advanced gum disease, Dr. Henry Espinosa may utilize laser dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Using lasers in gum treatments allows more comfort for the patient and more efficient, precise work for our periodontist. Periodontal laser therapy… Read more »

The Natural Biting Strength of a Lost Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Untreated tooth decay, sports injuries and other forms of dental trauma can sometimes be so severe that it results in the total loss of a tooth. When this happens, it can limit your ability to chew, alter your appearance and change the clarity of your speech. Many living in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area with… Read more »

What Bleeding Gums Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

Are you interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong? If you are, you probably know that brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important. You might have also heard that bleeding gums are perfectly normal, but would you be surprised to hear that this isn’t true? Bleeding gums can actually be a sign of… Read more »

Gingivitis Needs to Be Treated Before it Escalates into Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. It is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene practices that fail to remove food residue and plaque buildup from your teeth as well as along the gumline. These bacterial-rich substances can gradually harden into tartar at the gumline. Increased risk factors, like chronic dry mouth, tobacco use,… Read more »

Gum Disease: What You Should Know

You’ve probably heard that gum disease is a fairly serious problem that you should address as soon as possible. However, would you be surprised to hear that nearly half of all Americans have gum disease? Naturally, you should have gum disease addressed as soon as possible. If you don’t, it could actually become more serious…. Read more »

What You Should Know About Gum Recession

You probably know that there are a number of dental issues you should watch for. For instance, you may know that a cracked tooth or swollen gums are problems you should address as quickly as possible. However, did you know that gum recession is another issue you should be aware of? Luckily, there are a… Read more »

Do You Have a “Gummy” Smile?

A “gummy” smile is when your smile shows a higher than average amount of your gum layer. Perhaps one of your teeth needs a crown or bridge, but there is too much gumline to support such a procedure. Or maybe you’d simply prefer to flash more of your pearly whites than your gums. Consider crown… Read more »

Is Gum Disease Affecting Your Smile?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an extremely common, yes serious oral infection to your gum tissue. Gum disease is caused by a variety of factors, including plaque buildup within our mouths. If left untreated, gum disease first begins to appear as gingivitis. As it progresses, it can steadily damage your gums and… Read more »

How to Clean Your Teeth and Gums to Prevent Gum Disease

It’s important to properly clean your smile carefully each day to avoid gum disease. Gum disease is a condition that arises because of the accumulation of bacteria in plaque. Left unchecked, gum disease can cause loss of gum tissue, bone and teeth. The first thing you can do to prevent gum disease is practice excellent… Read more »