What You Should Know About Scaling & Root Planing

Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? If you have gum disease, deep cleaning, which is also called scaling and root planing, may be recommended. This procedure helps treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth, but those with periodontal disease have gums that are separating from the teeth. This causes periodontal... read more »

Use These Oral Hygiene Tips to Prevent Bleeding Gums

If you want to keep your gums from bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth and even when you eat, then our periodontist, Dr. Seth Rush, has the tips you need. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your gums in tip-top shape and keep them from bleeding. Our periodontist is happy to tell you all about... read more »

Improvements in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Regimen Can Prevent Gingivitis from Recurring

Periodontal disease often begins as the condition known as gingivitis. This causes red or inflamed-looking gums that tend to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. Many gingivitis sufferers also suffer from cause chronic bad breath problems. Poor oral hygiene habits can leave plaque and other bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time, they could harden into dangerous tartar near the... read more »