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Can Gum Disease Run in the Family?

There are a lot of things you can blame on your genes – never got that growth spurt you were expecting? Clearly the fault of your 5′ mother. Premature balding? Thanks, Dad. However, what about oral health? We know learning good oral hygiene at an early age (and practicing it) is the key to healthy […]

Benefits of Deep Cleaning Teeth

You know regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning? Much like our house after the holidays, sometimes teeth require a deeper clean. Deep Cleaning vs. Routine Dental Cleaning Routine dental cleanings focus on teeth at and above the gum line. […]

How Long do Dental Implants Last?

Over 500,000 dental implants are placed each year in the US. If you find yourself among this group, you probably have some questions, chiefly among them, how long will my dental implants last? The answer depends on a number of factors. Implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that create a strong foundation for artificial teeth […]

The Far-Reaching Impact of Gum Health

When we think of oral health, our focus tends to be on teeth. Everyone wants that movie star smile, right? However, even though your pearly whites might steal the show, gum health plays an integral role in your dental and overall health. Unfortunately, because early signs of gum disease are often painless, most people aren’t […]

Dental Implants and Benefits

An estimated two in three Americans are missing one or more teeth, and a shocking 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Given the role a healthy smile plays in one’s self-confidence and quality of life, tooth loss can significantly impact a patient’s life. Fortunately, we now have […]

What is the Best Way to Treat Receding Gums?

It’s easy to get complacent with our oral hygiene – especially if we’ve never experienced issues. When our days are scheduled down to the minute, sticking to a dental care routine can feel like trying to fit in one more thing. And does it really matter if we skip flossing every now and then? In […]

COVID-19 and Gum Health

COVID-19 has been reported on every continent, and the numbers are staggering, with over 176 million infections and more than 3.8 million deaths.  One of the most perplexing things about COVID-19 is how the virus can present dramatically different results among patients. Some who test positive for Coronavirus never show symptoms, while it proves fatal […]

Gum Disease & Cancer Risk

Studies have long suggested a link between periodontal disease and an increased risk of other inflammatory diseases. However, recent research points to a potential connection between periodontal disease and certain types of cancer. Scientists have believed that inflammation was the link between periodontal disease and systemic diseases like respiratory disease, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, […]

Is a Bone Graft Necessary Before Receiving Dental Implants?

Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, chocolate and anything…some things just go together, and in the dental industry, bone grafting and dental implants commonly go hand-in-hand. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, hearing the term “bone graft” might cause some anxiety, but it’s actually a common procedure. What is bone grafting? Bone grafting […]

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning? Sometimes, a standard cleaning by a dental hygienist isn’t enough. If bacteria invade below your gumline, you’ll need a deep dental cleaning to restore your gums to health. How is dental deep cleaning […]