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What is Periodontal Disease?

What is Periodontal Disease? What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. It is caused when bacteria are not removed through regular brushing and flossing, causing inflammation and infection of the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can affect the bone supporting your teeth and in some cases, can result in […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait For Your Dental Implant

The sooner, the better. You need a dental implant, but you are reluctant to get started. We understand that there is some hesitation and life gets in the way. However, here are a list of reasons as to why you shouldn’t wait. Stop your remaining teeth from moving. Your teeth help keep everything in place. […]

Make a Difference on the Scale and in Your Mouth

Make a Difference One of the biggest topics that people buzz about is losing a few pounds and making healthier decisions when it comes to food. But did you know that making those changes could not only make a difference on the scale but also in your mouth? Here are 3 food tips that bring […]

Gingivitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, a very common and early form of periodontal disease. It causes infection and inflammation of the gum and teeth tissue, the periodontal ligaments that connect your teeth to the bone and the tooth sockets. When there is a long-standing build up of plaque on your teeth, […]

Estrogen’s Benefits for the Gums

A recent study from a university in Brazil has found that women who take estrogen for osteoporosis are 44% less likely to have severe periodontitis. While it is well known that hormone levels occurring throughout a woman’s lifetime will affect her gums, this study is one of the first to find that estrogen, specifically, may […]

What is a Periodontist?

When your general dentist refers to you as a periodontist, the first question many people may have is, “what exactly is a periodontist?” Well, to put it simply, periodontists specialize in the placement of dental implants and the treatment of periodontal disease. They are specialists who are trained to keep your gums healthy enough in […]

10 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease can be serious business if left untreated. The good news is, with regular maintenance and good oral hygiene, you can avoid and even reverse the early stages of gum disease. We’ve put together some tips for you that will help you prevent gum disease. Maintaining a Clean Mouth Brushing your gums, as well […]

Lasers for Healthy Gums!

  The first laser was developed in 1960, based on concepts developed by Albert Einstein many decades before. Shortly after the arrival of the first laser, dental researchers began to investigate how lasers may be used to aid dentists in their work. By the mid 1990s, the first dental lasers were released. Lasers in Periodontics […]

Gum Disease: Locating a Silent Adversary

Gum disease is often a silent disease. It can progress painlessly and in the later stages of the disease, you still may not notice the subtle signs that point to serious problems. That means that gum disease can creep up on you from the shadows. Don’t allow this to happen! A simple check-up in our […]

Is Periodontal Disease Contagious? And other questions…

In our practice, we hear many great questions about periodontal disease and gums in general. So, to help educate our patients better, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions for you here: Q: Is periodontal disease contagious? A: Yes and no. The disease, which is an inflammatory response to bacteria under […]