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 »

Procedures for Treating Gum Disease

Have you been struggling with gum disease and wondering what treatments there are? Exact treatment would depend upon your individual diagnosis, but the possible types of treatment are explained below. Nonsurgical Treatment The first step in treating gum disease is scaling and root planing. During this treatment, the dentist or... Read more »

Why Should You Care About Dental Implants?

If you have great oral health, haven’t ever lost a tooth, or are otherwise not expecting to need restorative dentistry work done, you’re probably wondering why you should care about dental implants. After all, if you’re not going to use them, why bother learning? Well, the truth is you don’t... Read more »

What to Know About Periodontics

If you were stopped on the street today, could you correctly answer why you need periodontics in your life? It’s alright, not many people can. It’s an incredibly valuable - but lesser-known - branch of dentistry that has a ton of huge impacts on your oral health. Dr. Daria Royzman... Read more »

Understanding the Signs of Bruxism

Do you know the signs of bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or teeth clenching? If not, then you have come to the right dental blog! Bruxism is a serious condition that can damage your teeth and oral health. Unfortunately, this condition happens while we sleep at night, so it’s... Read more »