How to Prevent Gum Disease

  In dentistry, the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is definitely true, nowhere more so than where gum disease is concerned. While there are effective treatments for gingivitis and periodontitis, the best strategy is to avoid contracting gum conditions like these in the first … [Read more...]

7 Preventative Tips For Periodontitis

When it comes to oral health concerns, gum disease is a condition that should have patients and their dental care providers on high alert - half of Americans over age 30 have some form of the disease. Among adults over the age of 65, that proportion skyrockets to two-thirds of Americans. Advanced periodontitis can … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Gum Recession

Back in the old days - more specifically, before World War II in the early 20th century - it was common to describe an elderly person as being “long in the tooth.” Today, cosmetic dentists know that phrase likely referred to the fact that many older adults who received little or no preventive dental care in that era … [Read more...]

Preventative Tips for Gingivitis

It's been said that our allopathic medical system excels at “emergency medicine,” and it's true that much of modern health care is focused on fixing problems once they've become troubling, even serious. However, as dramatic as curative procedures can be, prevention is often far more effective. Gum disease, … [Read more...]

How Do I Treat My Periodontitis?

More than 65 million Americans have some form of gum disease – a prevalence that now exceeds the number of Americans living with diabetes. Periodontitis, the more severe form of gum disease, is caused by bacteria in the mouth that form plaque below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the … [Read more...]

What Is Periodontal Therapy?

Cosmetic dentists are always working to keep your mouth healthy, treating issues with your gums as well as those effecting your teeth. One option for treating gum disease is to use a diode laser to reduce the presence of damaging (pathogenic) bacteria, and to seal blood vessels in the gums to reduce pain and … [Read more...]