A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

What is Sedation Dentistry?

These days, it seems like there’s no shortage of new, interesting dental procedures available. One that’s getting used more and more often is sedation dentistry. This is still a procedure that not everyone knows a whole lot about. Today, we’re going to walk you through what sedation dentistry entails, and... Read more »

Prevent the Complications of Tooth Loss with a Dental Implant

With the loss of a tooth can come a period of uncertainty and complications with your oral function as you debate how to address the situation. Even if you are accustomed to the limitations in your oral function and smile appearance, tooth loss causes a gap in your smile that... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings for Spring

Are you familiar with the symptoms of oral and throat cancer? Oral and throat cancer are extremely dangerous conditions that can lead to severe consequences for your health. Due to the fact that it can strike at any age, it is important to always assess your oral health to determine... Read more »

What is Periodontics?

Have you ever heard of the practice of periodontics? Do you know what it is? If not, don’t worry - a lot of people aren’t familiar with this specialized branch of dentistry. However, you’re probably familiar with what a periodontist does to help improve your overall oral health. Today, we’ll... Read more »