Periodontal Disease Risk Factors

Are you aware that advanced gum disease affects over 47% of adults over the age of 30? This can cause severe damage to your mouth and introduce major oral emergencies. It is important to be aware of the risk factors of gum disease in your life, and reduce them when you can. Gum disease can also be called periodontal disease.... read more »

Correcting Issues That Arise with Gum Disease, Such as Halitosis

Have you ever heard of halitosis? Even if the term itself does not seem familiar, you probably have heard of it. In fact, you have probably experienced the symptoms as well. Halitosis refers to bad breath. Although bad breath is commonly caused by elements within your mouth, underlying conditions within your body can also be the cause of foul odors... read more »

Fighting Gum Disease

Gum disease can have many causes, but the primary factor in gum disease is a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. In reaction to the presence of plaque, your gums begin to swell, allowing more plaque to accumulate below the gumline, and raising the risk of infection. Brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to your dentist for... read more »

A Jawbone Graft in Preparation for Dental Implants

There are many reasons why a bone graft may be necessary, but perhaps the most common reason is to prepare a patient for a dental implant. Our practice offers two kinds of bone grafts to prepare for your dental implants: ridge augmentation and sinus lifts. Here’s a short description of each type of surgery: Ridge Augmentation –You may have significant... read more »