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Teeth Cleanings – Routine vs Deep Clean

You know regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning?  Routine dental cleanings focus on teeth at and above the gum line. These non-invasive cleanings are recommended for most patients every six months and play a critical role in maintaining good […]

Avoid These 5 Foods & Drinks to Protect Your Gums

When it comes to diet and dental health, most people think of sugar first; even kids know that “sugar rots your teeth.” But, when it comes to periodontal disease and gum health, there’s a lesser known villain – inflammation. The bacteria in plaque triggers an inflammatory response that leads to gum disease. With early stage […]

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

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 significant role a healthy smile plays in one’s self-confidence and quality of life, tooth loss can have a far-reaching impact on a patient’s life. […]

Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

From lifestyle to bristle type, there are a number of reasons why your gums might feel sore or swollen while brushing your teeth. Common causes include: Brushing Incorrectly As dental professionals, we encourage brushing twice a day, but to reap the benefits of good oral hygiene it needs to be done correctly. This means using […]

Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

For those individuals that have lost their teeth or have been suffering from missing teeth, it is important to understand how critical it is to address the issue. The reality is that nobody would like to live their life with missing teeth.  In addition to it looking very awkward, it also affects your self-confidence because […]

Do You Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

The chances are good that you’ve heard the phrase “dental implants” thrown around a few times, even if you’ve never had one. However, not many people have heard about bone grafting. Ironically, dental implants and bone grafting often go “hand-in-hand” in the dental industry. What is Bone Grafting? In technical terms, a bone graft is […]

4 Healthy Gum Guidelines For Kids

Did you know that taking proper care of your gums is equally important as taking care of your teeth? While the health of your teeth is a significant component of achieving optimal oral health, it’s not the only area that needs attention. The health of your gums is equally important. Not properly caring for your […]

5 Home Remedies to Fight Gum Disease

Gum disease, as known as periodontal disease, is the name for a range of oral health problems. These problems include gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) to the more severe periodontitis, where gums pull away from the teeth and allows the potential for more severe infection. Without treatment, gum disease can destroy the bone that supports […]

5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Whether amid a global pandemic like COVID-19, getting the seasonal flu, or anything in between, contracting one of these viruses will put your life on hold in an instant. These viruses are more than just a mild cold. These conditions can leave you feeling exhausted, worn out, and just plain devastated for up to a […]

Perio Artist Blog!

Welcome to our Blog!  This informative and educational blog is designed to keep patients and residents of our community informed of “What’s New” in the field of dentistry.  The posts we provide should help educate you on dental procedures and technology provided in the field of dentistry.  We will also make a concerted effort to […]