An Innovative Treatment: State-of-the-Art Laser Therapy for Gum Disease

Your gums are integral to your oral health. They keep your teeth in place and ensure a strong, healthy smile. But if you have plaque build-up around your gums, the gums become inflamed and infected. This inflammation is called gingivitis. If it is left untreated, the plaque solidifies into tartar. Gingivitis quickly becomes periodontitis – […]

How Are Periodontists Different From Dentists?

You see your dentist every six months for cavity prevention, dental cleanings and oral health check-ups. But who do you visit when you have gum disease? And who can you turn to when you need bone grafting, soft tissue grafting or implants?  Dentists have general expertise in oral health. Periodontists, however, are experts in preventing […]

5 Reasons Bad Breath is Worrisome, Not Just Embarrassing

Bad breath is normal – to a certain extent. After a pungent meal or missing your normal tooth brushing, you can expect some level of odor. Usually, bad breath is related to hygiene issues, such as not properly brushing or flossing your teeth or eating foods that get stuck between the teeth. But bad breath […]

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

While it can be scary to think about cancer, it’s essential to know the facts about oral cancer – and even more important to get your oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is a broad term for a group of cancers that affect the mouth, neck, throat and lips. Common oral cancers include gum cancer, hard […]

Maintaining Good Oral Health: Tips for Seniors!

In every stage of life, maintaining a healthy oral regimen is crucial for good health. As we age, it is important to stay on top of our oral health care to ensure we continue to live happy and healthy lives.  To avoid major health concerns, it is important that seniors follow a strict regimen of […]