Are You Winning the Battle Against Gum Disease?

Along with fighting tooth decay, fighting gum disease is a daily battle. While the early stages are highly treatable and even reversible, the best approach is to prevent it in the first place. This means brushing and flossing diligently every day and seeing your dentist every six months to remove plaque and tartar. Early detection… Read more »

Gingivitis in Adulthood

Gingivitis is a prevalent problem among adults. Many adults believe that is is normal to get bleeding gums when you brush your teeth. This is simply not the case. You must have impeccable dental hygiene to help avoid gum disease. However, there are some people who are more at risk for gum disease than others…. Read more »

The Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the gums. It attacks the structures that support the teeth. Dr. Smith and our team are happy to give you helpful information about gum disease so that you know what to watch for. Signs of Gum Disease Gum disease is easiest to treat if it is diagnosed in its… Read more »

Smile Restorations Begin with Periodontal Disease Detection and Prevention

How would you rank your oral health? Although you may think your oral hygiene habits are up to code, one of the best ways to determine if you’re brushing and flossing correctly is through regular check-ups to ensure that ailments such as periodontal disease have not arisen. Periodontal disease is an oral health condition that… Read more »

Are Receding Gums Giving You A “Gummy” Smile?

If your gums have pulled back from your teeth and exposed the tooth roots, you may have what is called a ‘gummy’ smile. This type of gum recession arising from your oral tissues becoming irritated and pulling away from the teeth. Not only can it impact your appearance, but it can also result in severe… Read more »

Repairing Your Smile from Halitosis

Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, can often arise despite proper oral hygiene and effective cleaning methods. The continual return of bad breath may not be an indication that your cleaning habits are not working, but rather that your bad breath may be the result of an underlying condition within the body, including ones… Read more »

A Dental Implant and Dental Crown Can Replace an Extracted Tooth

When a large cavity goes untreated or a tooth suffers from a severe dental trauma, you may feel significant discomfort. When this happens, the tooth might be so severely compromised that it cannot be effectively treated by a root canal. In a situation like this, Dr. Smith might advocate a total dental extraction. Afterward, he… Read more »

What Do You Know about Sugarless Gum?

Is chewing gum a satisfactory cavity-fighting tool? Ironically as it seems, it is. The reason chewing gum is beneficial in battling cavities lies in the processes used to help chew the gum within your mouth. But, gum often contains harmful sugars that can be converted into acids that erode your tooth enamel, so always make… Read more »

Revolutionary Pinhole Surgery is a New Technique for Receding Gums

Every tooth is composed of various layers. The outer layer that you can see is called the enamel It is the hardest bone in your body, protecting the rest of the tooth from bacteria and debris. It acts as a shell for the next layer, which is called the dentin. Dentin attaches to the jaw… Read more »

Flossing Is Very Important for Gum Disease Prevention

When food deposits and bacterial plaque are not removed from your teeth each day they can harden into tartar. When it forms near the gumline your chances of suffering gum disease can significantly increase. To help prevent this from happening the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day. Most people are… Read more »