Preventing Gum Disease From Taking Over Your Teeth and Gums

Did You Know? Gum disease afflicts nearly half of Americans over 30. Men succumb to gum disease more than women. Periodontal disease is the biggest factor of adult tooth loss. Pregnant women with gum disease can give birth to their babies prematurely. Men or women over 35 often lose more teeth to gum disease than they do to tooth decay.... read more »

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Can Restore Your Gum Health

Our periodontal team performs scaling and root planing (a non-surgical periodontal therapy) using special tools to give your gums a deep cleaning (versus a routine dental cleaning on the gums’ surface and between teeth). It is done when you have spaces between your gums and teeth and under the gumline from gum disease. A regular dental cleaning can’t reach down... read more »

Smile With Us on National Smile Power Day on June 15th!

Did you know that a big investment you can make in your overall health and self-confidence is to make sure you have a healthy smile? June 15th is National Smile Power Day, and it’s a great time to become more aware of the many benefits of having a healthy, confident smile wherever you go! The Psychology and Physiology of Smiling... read more »

What You Need To Know About Periodontal Disease and Caring for Your Gums

When it comes to your gums, taking good care of them is vital if you want to keep them healthy so they can protect your pearly whites. Neglecting your gums can lead to periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the oral tissues that anchor your teeth in their place. When you don’t brush and floss daily as recommended, harmful dental... read more »

A Frenectomy Can Help You (or Your Child) Struggling With Tongue-Tie

You may not be familiar with the term “lingual frenectomy,” but you might have heard of people being tongue-tied. Lingual frenectomy is a minor in-office oral surgery procedure performed by our periodontist to take out a band of tissue. Frena (which are small folds of oral tissue) attaches the bottom of your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. A... read more »