Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease

Ongoing Treatment For Gum Disease Why extra appointments are so important. If you're diagnosed with gum disease, know that you're not alone. It's estimated that half of all adults in the US are affected by some form of the condition (which can also go by names like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and periodontitis). As your care [...]

Continuing Care for Periodontal Disease2021-01-04T02:30:17+00:00

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy

Oral Health can be Compromised During Pregnancy It used to be conventional wisdom that a woman would lose a tooth for each child that she had. Thankfully with modern dentistry this is no longer true, but there's some factual basis for it. Your teeth and gums are affected by pregnancy, just as other tissues in [...]

Help Yourself to a Healthy Pregnancy2018-12-04T08:00:32+00:00

Periodontal Disease Q&A

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about gum disease. Q: Why is gum disease so terrible if it doesn't hurt? Periodontal disease is a progressive one—meaning if it doesn't stabilize or show signs of healing, it's bound to get worse. Even when it doesn't hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually take its toll: tooth [...]

Periodontal Disease Q&A2018-07-24T00:00:37+00:00

What to Know About Gum Disease

It afflicts as many as nine in 10 adults at some point in their lives, as well as teenagers and children as young as five or six years of age. Yet, many suffer from it without even suspecting anything is wrong. "It" is periodontal, or gum, disease—in the minds of most dentists, Public Enemy Number [...]

What to Know About Gum Disease2016-10-18T00:00:58+00:00

Mouthwash FAQs

Whether it's to mask bad breath, fight cavities or prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky material that contains germs and can lead to oral diseases, mouthwash serves a variety of purposes. Or so we think. Though they may leave your mouth with a clean, fresh taste, some washes can be harmful, concealing bad breath [...]

Mouthwash FAQs2015-05-12T00:00:25+00:00

Pregnancy and Oral Health

How does pregnancy affect my oral health? It's a myth that calcium is lost from the mother's teeth, but you may experience some changes in your oral health during pregnancy. The primary change is a surge in hormones--particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone-- which is linked to an increase in the amount of plaque [...]

Pregnancy and Oral Health2014-11-11T00:00:15+00:00

Lasers—Killing Bacteria and Saving Teeth

Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology Hearing the term 'laser' attached to anything to do with your mouth might understandably make you feel a bit apprehensive. But have no fear, because laser treatment can actually be one of the best and least intensive options for cases of gum disease. You've probably heard of the common [...]

Lasers—Killing Bacteria and Saving Teeth2014-06-24T00:00:17+00:00