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 »

Gum Disease Prevention

Did you know that gum disease affects 64.7 million Americans today? This serious condition is an infection of your gum tissue, and can cause tooth loss if left untreated. Not only that, but this common condition can also increase your risk for diabetes and heart disease since the inflammation in the gums releases harmful bacteria… Read more »

An Overview of Gum Recession

What have you heard about gum recession? Do you ever wonder if there could be anything you should consider doing to address this problem? Fortunately, there are a few options you can consider once you start noticing the symptoms of gum recession, which could include teeth that seem to be getting longer or red and… Read more »

Gum Disease and Periodontitis

When plaque and residual food particles are not effectively cleaned by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This is a bacterial-rich substance that adheres to tooth enamel. Once it forms, it is very hard to remove with your daily oral hygiene routine. While this obviously promotes tooth decay, the constant bacterial presence… Read more »