Information on the Treatment of Gingivitis

The earliest stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which often develops from the presence of hardened tartar on your gum line. The bacteria in tartar can lead to the sensitive gum tissues becoming inflamed and cause symptoms such as persistent bad breath and gums that bleed too easily. According to the American Dental Association, about… Read more »

Some Interesting Facts About Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is a great oral hygiene tool that can clean your teeth and help you keep cavities and gum disease at bay. It can help you in a myriad of ways. Little did you know, there is more to your toothbrush than that. In fact, there are some interesting toothbrush facts you probably don’t… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Replace a Damaged or Missing Tooth

When natural teeth do not receive daily dental care or experience professional treatment from a dentist on a regular basis, they can develop advanced dental problems that result in severe damage. Conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay can lead to the partial or complete loss of a tooth. When this happens, Dr. Henry… Read more »

Post-treatment Instructions for Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition affecting the pearly whites and gums with pockets of bacteria that can lead to tooth and bone loss. Knowing periodontal disease signs can help you thwart and cure it, so we’ve amassed this post for you. Also defined as periodontal disease, gum disease is an… Read more »

You Need to Seek Emergency Dental Care to Treat a Knocked Out Tooth

A severe blow to the face can sometimes carry enough force to cause significant dental trauma and harm to the soft oral tissues in your mouth. If a tooth has been knocked out, shattered, or broken at the gumline, you should not delay in seeking emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Henry Espinosa. While… Read more »

Routing Root Decay

Gum disease and receding gums can mean loose teeth, bad breath and a host of other health issues. One of the dangers of receding gums is that of root decay. Tooth decay starts when the plaque on your teeth react with the sugar in your food to create acids that attack the enamel on your… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a budding technology, now projected to be in use by more than six percent of dental practitioners in the USA. There are numerous uses for lasers within dentistry, and lasers typically fall into one of two categories. Soft Tissue Lasers The first kind of oral laser is referred to as a soft… Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Can Help

Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a serious, yet common infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss. In its early stages, gum disease often has only minimal signs of any damage even occurring. Spotting gum disease early on is essential to ensure you take the steps necessary to… Read more »

A Tooth that Needed to Be Extracted Can Be Restored with a Dental Implant

Some forms of severe dental trauma and untreated tooth decay compromise the root of a tooth so severely that it cannot be saved by endodontic therapy. In a situation like this Dr. Henry Espinosa might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth’s root before suturing the gums. Once this is done he can provide you… Read more »

The Two Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a dental issue with increasingly grave consequences. It has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Here’s a brief outline of the symptoms and treatment of each stage: Stage 1: Gingivitis Gingivitis develops when you fail to eliminate the plaque from your teeth on a consistent basis. The plaque irritates your gums, making them… Read more »