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 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 »

A Stealthy Enemy of a Healthy Mouth

Healthy gums are important to healthy teeth, and healthy teeth are important to the process of feeding your body the nutrients that keep it healthy. Therefore, you can quickly see how gum disease has the potential to influence your overall quality of life. In simplest terms, having gum disease means that the tissue that supports your teeth is infected. This... read more »