Be Sure to Floss All the Pertinent Areas in Your Mouth

Consistent oral hygiene practices are very important for the prevention of cavities, periodontal disease, and other oral health problems. This starts with brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing your teeth at least once each day. When brushing, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoridated toothpaste. Work the brush head in small circles around the... read more »

A Routine Dental Exam and Cleaning Is an Important Aspect of Preserving Good Oral Health

The overall health of your mouth has a significant bearing on your quality of life. Cavities, dental conditions, oral cancer, and periodontal health problems can cause significant discomfort and might prove expensive to treat. To help reduce your chances of suffering these complications, the American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam performed twice each year. Each of these... read more »

Gum Disease Is a Serious Issue

Did you know that gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems today? In fact, almost half of people over 30 have an advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis. Many people may not think it is all that serious if so many people have it and it doesn’t make the evening news, but gum disease can... read more »

What Is The Difference Between A Periapical And Periodontal Abscess?

An abscess is a method your body uses to fight infection in the mouth. The body creates this pus pocket, which causes pain and sensitivity when it swells with pus. If the infection becomes more serious or it spreads, you may experience fever and swelling. Treatment is necessary if you develop an abscess, and there are two different types of... read more »

Preventing Gum Disease

Thanksgiving is almost here with the delicious aromas filling the air around it. That is why it is more important than ever to remember to take extra care of your smile. Neglecting your oral needs can be dangerous and cause gum disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissue and bones that surround and... read more »

What Is Scaling And Root Planing?

Periodontal disease (gum disease) occurs when plaque and tartar infect the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can pull away from teeth, damage tissue, and even cause tooth loss. Some of the most common treatments for periodontal disease are non-surgical, deep cleaning procedures called scaling and root planing. Scaling This procedure is completed with a scaler tool, which can be... read more »