What Periodontitis Means For Your Future

Periodontitis is a serious form of advanced gum disease that is not reversible. When bacteria accumulates around your gum line, it causes inflammation. When you don’t address that inflammation, it can develop into gingivitis. Periodontitis results from untreated gingivitis, and it comes with serious ramifications for your future. An untreatable disease means you’ll have to… Read more »

Experiencing Gum Inflammation? Try Scaling and Root Planing

Inflamed gums are nothing to ignore. If you experience pain, or you notice redness and swelling around your gum line, these are signs of inflammation. It’s possible that you have developed a sore that may go away after a day or two. However, if you notice chronic inflammation around your gums, you need to take… Read more »

Why Haven’t You Started Flossing?

You may already be asking yourself this question. Almost everyone has been to a dental visit where they lied about (or sheepishly admitted to) how well they were caring for their teeth. If you know you need to floss, but you haven’t started yet, you’re not alone. The biggest sticking point in most people’s home… Read more »

What’s a Dental Deep Cleaning?

The phrase “deep cleaning” comes with all kinds of connotations, but principally, it means cleaner than clean. A deep cleaning gets down to the roots of the mess and gets rid of the source. That’s exactly what a dental deep cleaning involves. If you’re unfamiliar with this process, a dental deep cleaning consists of scaling… Read more »

Periodontitis Causes Tooth Loss

No one wants to lose a tooth as an adult. You typically only have one set of adult teeth, so once they’re gone, you don’t have a backup. While there are a number of helpful, modern dental restorations for missing teeth, you’d prefer to avoid the situation altogether. The best way to do that is… Read more »