From Gums to Heart: Unraveling Oral and Cardiovascular Health

February is not only the month of love but also an opportune time to pay attention to matters of the heart, quite literally. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, it’s a good time to delve into the intricate connection between oral health, specifically periodontal health, and cardiovascular wellness. Recent studies have shed light on the profound impact... read more »

A New Year’s Commitment: Nurturing Gum Health in 2024

As the calendar turns, it’s an ideal time to contemplate your well-being and establish resolutions for the year ahead. While health enthusiasts often focus on fitness and nutrition, the foundation of overall health—especially the gums—should not be overlooked. There is no better time to make a conscious effort to prioritize periodontal care as part of your annual resolutions, ensuring not... read more »

What Is the Role Periodontists Play for Dental Implants?

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a long-lasting solution for missing teeth and providing you with a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing and functional smile. While general dentists can play a role in the dental implant process, periodontists are dental specialists uniquely equipped to handle the intricacies of periodontal (gum) health and the supporting structures of your teeth. Let’s... read more »

Restoring Your Smile: How a Bone Graft Can Rejuvenate Your Jaw

A beautiful smile is often considered one of the most valuable aspects of a person’s appearance. However, many people may not realize that maintaining a healthy smile involves more than just having bright, white teeth. The foundation of an ideal smile lies in the strength and health of your jawbone. When trauma, tooth loss or advanced gum disease (periodontal disease)... read more »

How Scaling and Root Planing Offers Early Gum Disease Intervention Benefits

When it comes to your oral health, it is tempting to focus on your pearly whites while overlooking the crucial role your gums play. However, gum health is integral to your overall health and well-being, and gum disease is a prevalent issue that often goes unnoticed until it reaches the damaging advanced stages. Since gingivitis is the earliest stage of... read more »

Gum Care and Age: How to Navigate Oral Health Through the Years

For the month of September, we welcome National Gum Care Month, a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining healthy gums during every stage of life. Our gum health, like the four seasons, evolves with age, requiring varying degrees of care and attention. From childhood to adulthood and into the senior years, our gums go through transformations, each with their... read more »

How a Frenectomy May Be the Key to Better Periodontal Health

Good oral hygiene and periodontal health play a crucial role in our overall well-being. Periodontal health involves the tissues that support the teeth, including the gums, ligaments, and bones. Untreated periodontal issues can lead to tooth loss and even impact systemic health. A frenectomy is a periodontal treatment that may be needed to treat lip-tie or tongue-tie. Understanding the Frenectomy... read more »

How To Maintain a Healthy Smile As You Head Back to School

Whether you or your child is a student heading back to classes, we have tips for maintaining a healthy smile while juggling new routines with new classes, extracurricular activities, and social events. Having a healthy smile doesn’t just boost self-confidence but also contributes to one’s overall wellbeing. Let’s look at how to prepare for school by maintaining excellent oral hygiene... read more »

Traveling with Periodontal Disease: Tips for Maintaining Oral Health on Summer Trips

Vacations are the perfect time to relax, explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories. If you are dealing with periodontal disease, it’s also important to prioritize your oral health while traveling. Neglecting your oral care routine during your trip can worsen your condition and lead to discomfort. To ensure an enjoyable vacation, follow these essential tips to protect your oral... read more »

Gum Disease and Summer: How Seasonal Factors Impact Periodontal Health

As the summer season rolls around, we often find ourselves enjoying the warm weather, indulging in outdoor activities, and taking much-anticipated vacations. However, amidst all the fun and relaxation, it’s essential to remember that seasonal factors can also affect our oral health, particularly when it comes to gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition impacting... read more »