The Basics of Scaling and Root Planing

Oral bacteria can pose a greater or smaller risk for you, depending on who you are. That’s because everyone’s genetics are different, and some individuals are predisposed to having issues with cavities and gum disease. You can control factors like how often you brush and floss, and how often you visit the dentist, but some… Read more »

A Healthy Jaw Keeps Your Teeth in Place

Everyone wants to live their life with a full set of bright, healthy teeth. As you get older, your risk for tooth loss increases, because your teeth are bound to experience natural wear throughout your lifetime. However, there are still plenty of factors in your control when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy. One… Read more »

Make Sure You’re Cleaning Your Gums

All of the facets of your oral health are related. Keeping your teeth bright, your jaw strong, and your gums healthy all starts with the way you care for these things at home. If you focus on just one area, you may be missing something else. Think about how you brush your teeth. Do you… Read more »

How You Can Develop Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease that causes the decay of your jawbone. Periodontitis is irreversible. You can treat this condition to minimize the harm that it causes, but you won’t be able to get rid of it for the rest of your life. The constant treatments and hassle that come with periodontitis… Read more »

Does Everyone Need Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing are often referred to as “deep cleaning,” which sounds like a good thing. What doesn’t need a deep cleaning every now and then? However, scaling and root planing isn’t a regular part of your oral healthcare. Scaling and root planing is used specifically in cases where bacterial infection has penetrated the gum… Read more »