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 the bone from the missing… 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 toothbrush. It is optimal to… 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 in men, women, and children…. Read more »

How Is Periodontitis Treated?

Are you suffering from periodontal disease and you’re concerned about what treatment would be like? Exact treatment would depend upon your individual diagnosis, but the possible types of treatment are explained below. Nonsurgical Treatment Generally, the first step would be scaling and root planing. During this treatment, plaque and tartar are scraped off your teeth… Read more »

How to Treat Unhealthy Gums

Your oral health largely depends on how healthy gums your gums are and whether they have been affected by gum disease. To prevent any periodontal issues, we encourage you to practice an oral hygiene every day that is effective, and this involves thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth to remove bacteria. If you develop any… Read more »

Tips for Daily Gum Disease Prevention

If you know someone who has experienced significant tooth loss, there’s a good chance they had developed gum disease. This gum infection has been linked to several dental issues and can significantly affect your oral health in time. We are here to help you avoid gum disease by providing helpful tips for daily preventive oral… Read more »

The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Crown Lengthening

Your periodontist, Dr. Seth Rush, offers crown lengthening in Kansas City, Missouri, to help you improve the appearance of your “gummy smile.” In fact, this treatment can lengthen the crowns of your teeth by moving the gums. This is a very beneficial treatment if your gums tend to sit high against the teeth. To help… Read more »

The Different Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most dangerous dental issues in the world today. It is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth and gumline. As time passes, the plaque attacks the gums, turns to tartar, infects the smile and even deteriorates the underlying bone. There are two stages to this disease: gingivitis… Read more »

Periodontal Surgery Might Be Needed to Treat Severe Gum Disease

Your gums play a vital role in the overall health and function of your mouth. They help bond your teeth to the underlying bone structure of your mouth while also influencing your general and oral health. Poor oral hygiene habits or failing to attend your regularly scheduled dental checkups can lead to problems with tooth… Read more »

Beware Symptoms of Gum Disease

Your daily routine needs to include thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to floss at least once per day. This is essential for removing plaque and unwanted food material before it can harden into tartar at the base of your teeth. As this plaque starts to… Read more »