Tooth Inflammation

Inflammation: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Inflammation is another name for the inflammation of the gums that accompanies periodontitis, or gum disease. The gums become swollen, red, and tender to the touch but the problem can sometimes be much worse than that. The bacteria causing the inflammation can weaken the bone structures in the jaw, eventually leading to loose teeth or […]


Dental Cleanings

Did You Know There Are Different Dental Cleanings?

You may not be doing enough for your oral health if you are still only going to your regular dental cleanings twice a year. There are some problems that occur in your mouth that may require different types of dental cleanings. Don’t settle for the bare minimum of cleanings, it may affect your health in […]


Periodontal Health

Misconceptions of Periodontal Health

Oral health is a complex business. There are many factors that surround proper periodontal care, which involves inflammatory conditions in your gums that also affect your teeth. A periodontist specialist treats periodontal diseases and also places dental implants in the mouth. There are many misconceptions about periodontal health that may be causing you to not […]


Sinus Augmentation

Can A Sinus Augmentation Help My Sleep?

One concern many people struggle with is sleep. Their time sleeping is filled with breathing issues causing a person to snore or wake up feeling like they cannot breathe. Another concern people may find themselves worrying or thinking a lot about is dental implants. Both of these issues may seem overwhelming, but they both have […]


Inflammation and Flossing

Inflammation and Flossing: What You Need to Know

Oral health is just as important as physical health. Our gums tell us when our oral health is not at optimal fitness. Inflammation in your gums is one of these signs. Inflammation may also come with sensitive or tender gums that bleed when eating, brushing, or flossing. Your dentist will notice it before you do. […]


Periodontal Maintenance

Tips for Periodontal Maintenance Between Cleanings

Traditional dental visits and cleanings are familiar to most people.  These routine checkups are usually done every six months.  For those with periodontal disease, however, their visits for periodontal maintenance may increase to every three or four months.  There are some tips for maintenance that you can do between cleanings to help alleviate any discomfort […]


Tooth Resorption

What is Tooth Resorption?

Resorption is a dental term that refers to the loss of a part of a tooth due to an injury or other problem. Resorption differs from cavities and is often caused by damage to the outside of a tooth and moves inwards, weakening and damaging the tooth as it does so. Resorption can impact the […]


Heart Smile Oral Health

Periodontal Disease and Your Heart

It’s no surprise that cardiovascular disease is a primary cause of disability, globally. What might come as a surprise, though, is that inflammation is closely related to the development of this detrimental disease. Furthermore, inflammation and periodontitis are closely related. Therefore, according to mountains of research, periodontitis has been proven to be a risk factor […]


Vitamins for Gum Health

Best Vitamins for Gum Health

Just like your teeth, your gums rely on certain nutrients to maintain good health. Most of these vitamins can be obtained by the foods you eat, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. However, supplements can also be used to fill in nutritional gaps due to a limited diet or certain medical conditions that cause malabsorption. […]


Patient Client Referral

Do I Need A Referral To See A Periodontist?

Do you need a referral to see a periodontist? The short answer is no. However, you’ll want to consider why you’re visiting one in the first place. It’s important to determine the difference between regular dentistry and periodontists. General dentists are trained and educated on how to treat a wide variety of dental conditions, including […]