Oral Health Quiz: Periodontics

Are you familiar with the different aspects of periodontal care? Periodontics is a field of dentistry that is designed to focus on gum tissue infections and other issues and diseases associated with your gums. Periodontists make sure that any issues that you have with your gums are treated and maintained so that your gums and teeth can continue to function... 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 lengthening! Dr. Henry Espinosa and... 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 root planning is done to... read more »