How Does Periodontal Disease Form

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, occurs after bacteria forms too much plaque on the teeth. When plaque stays on teeth too long, it may harden and form tartar, which requires cleaning by a professional. Remember to floss and brush your teeth daily to prevent the formation of gum disease! The effects of gum… Read more »

Signs of Gum Disease

You’ve probably heard that gum disease is a fairly serious problem that you should have addressed as soon as possible. However, would you be surprised to hear that nearly half of all Americans have gum disease? Naturally, you should have gum disease addressed as soon as possible. If you don’t, it could actually become more… Read more »

Gum Recession: The Symptoms

If you’re interested in protecting your oral health, you probably know that there are a few things you should do. For example, you may have heard that brushing and flossing is important. Furthermore, please feel free to contact us if you notice signs of gum disease, including signs of gum recession. If you see brown… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions about Bone Grafting

If you have lost a tooth, but your jawbone is too weak to support a dental implant, it may be time for a bone graft in , . If this option has been recommended to you or you just want to know more, here are a few FAQs: What is a bone graft? Usually when… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry 101

Did you know that sedation dentistry uses medications to allow treatments to be given safely and effectively? If a patient experiences deep levels of stress or anxiety, sedation can help them relax. Depending on the level of sedation used for a patient, our periodontists can alter the amount of consciousness they experience and if necessary,… Read more »

Gum Disease: How to Prevent the Destruction of Your Smile

Whether you believe it or not, gum disease can destroy your smile. This is why our team at encourages you to do all you can to prevent the disease. However, we understand that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to do so. To help you, we recommend that you do the… Read more »

Should You be Worried About Your Gums Bleeding?

You probably know that you should brush your teeth every day for two minutes at a time. You also know that you should floss every day. Have you ever been told that bleeding gums is a normal part of caring for your pearly whites? Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, bleeding gums could actually indicate… Read more »

You Can Get a Gum Graft to Heal Receded Gums

If you’ve looked in the mirror recently and noticed that your teeth are longer than they used to be, your gums have probably been receding for a good while now. Several conditions can cause gum recession, including tartar buildup, gum disease, and brushing too hard. A receding gumline is what happens when the gum tissue… Read more »

Severe Gum Disease Is Known as Periodontitis

It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that 47 percent of adults over 30 years of age have some degree of gum disease. Of equal concern is a report published by the Centers for Disease Control, estimating that 64 percent of people over age 65 have moderate-to-severe gum disease. Gum disease often starts when food… Read more »

Lengthening Your Crowns for Cosmetics and Gingivitis

A fairly common treatment for gum disease or for increasing the smile’s cosmetic appeal is to lengthen the crowns of your teeth. The crown of a tooth is the visible portion of the tooth. This treatment removes a small part of the gumline, revealing more of the tooth, or teeth, and reducing the pockets gum… Read more »