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 know. Dr. Henry Espinosa would... 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 oral hygiene. This begins at... 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 »