What is a Periodontist?

A Periodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in the Periodontium, which are the supporting structures of the teeth, meaning the gums (gingiva), bone and periodontal ligament, which holds the tooth in place. Periodontists spend an additional 3 years in residency training after dental school to be able to treat conditions related to the gums, […]

A Gum Focused Oral Hygiene Routine

Knowing that gum health is important for our overall health, maintaining healthy gums is a priority. One of the best ways to foster healthy gums is to incorporate gum health into your daily oral hygiene routine. To help, we’ve detailed a daily oral hygiene routine that helps foster gum health.  Step One: Brushing  Step Two: […]

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment

According to the CDC, nearly half (46%) of adults over the age of 30 show signs of gum disease. With gum disease affecting almost half the adult population, it’s important to understand what gum disease entails and what options you have for treatment. Below, we discuss what gum disease is, what causes it, and what […]

Periodontal Maintenance: Why Regular Check-ups are Crucial for Healthy Gums

Gums are a crucial part of your oral health. Healthy gums support your teeth and ensure your smile and mouth are healthy. Healthy gums also help you avoid periodontal disease, which can lead to gum recession and eventual tooth loss. These conditions, while treatable, lead to expensive procedures to help treat or reduce side effects. […]

How to Protect Your Gums from Gingivitis and Periodontitis

When you think about your oral health, your teeth are probably the first to come to mind. But there’s another essential structure in your mouth: your gums! Your gums are the soft tissue surrounding your teeth. And when your gums are strong and healthy, your teeth are, too.  Unfortunately, just as your teeth are susceptible […]

The Impact of Smoking on Your Gum Health: Quitting for Better Oral Health

Smoking has been linked to many negative health effects, including lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illness. But did you know that smoking can also have a significant impact on your gum health? In fact, smoking is one of the most significant risk factors for gum disease, a condition that affects the soft tissues and […]

Periodontal Treatment Options: Which One is Right for You?

Periodontal disease affects millions of people every year. It is a common condition that causes inflammation and infection of the gums, ligaments, and bone that support your teeth. When left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and other health complications. Fortunately, there are several periodontal treatment options available that can help you maintain healthy […]

How The Mouth Is The Window To Your Overall Health

Studies across the dental industry have established that the mouth is a window to the overall health of the body. And evidence suggests that malnutrition and general infections can be detected through oral indicators, including declines in brain health. Additionally, lesions in the mouth and other oral issues can indicate the presence of bodily disease, […]

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 […]

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