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 »

How Crown Lengthening Can Help Restore Your Smile

There are a few different reasons why you might need a gingivectomy, more commonly called crown lengthening. This treatment changes how far the gum line comes up your teeth so that the tooth can accommodate a dental crown or a dental bridge, as needed. This is an hour-long process performed by Henry Espinosa in Albuquerque, New… Read more »

Scaling and Root Planing 101

Typically, when you visit the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning, your teeth and gumline will be cleaned to ward off gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth, and it can develop when bacterial plaque and tartar builds up. Scaling essentially removes this plaque and tartar. Gum disease: scaling and… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of… Read more »