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Understanding gum therapy and the disease


While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the tissues around the teeth. Unfortunately, you may not even realize you have gum disease as the signs and symptoms are not always as...


How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?


Any dentist with a dental degree can legally place an implant. Periodontal specialists complete two to three years of residency training after their four years of dental school. During residency, they are trained in surgical skills and procedures and the research-based knowledge supporting that treatment. The successful applicant receives a certificate or diploma in their specialty. The Periodontal specialist can then pursue becoming a...


What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?


Both long-standing and new patients ask these types of questions. Patients can be unhappy when presented with the fact that oral conditions indicate a “cleaning” will not be sufficient to take care of their problems.What do you say to their questions? How does your periodontist respond? Is the staff prepared to deal with the need for comprehensive treatment explanations delivered to skeptical patients? Be prepared! You can answer your...



Understanding adolescent dentistry

Understanding adolescent dentistry

Understanding adolescent dentistryYou might not be surprised anymore to see...
8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist

8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist

Crooked teeth, overbite, or whatever your oral insecurity may be, clear braces...
Understanding gum therapy and the disease

Understanding gum therapy and the disease

While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is...
In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?

Whitening your teeth at home is a bit more convenient than visiting a dentist's...
Understanding and Treating Gingivitis

Understanding and Treating Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common disease of the gums that ranges from mild to severe. Most...
What are orthodontic dental emergencies?

What are orthodontic dental emergencies?

At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It...
What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?

What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?

This is a very common question for parents because there is a lot to consider...
What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

Both long-standing and new patients ask these types of questions. Patients can...
How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?

How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?

Any dentist with a dental degree can legally place an implant. Periodontal...
What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

Those who struggle with visits to the dentist due to high anxiety or stress have...
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Did you know that nitrous oxide has been used in dental procedures for 100...
Seven steps to do when your tooth gets knocked out

Seven steps to do when your tooth gets knocked out

As a general rule, the sooner a tooth can get back into its socket inside the...
How does dental insurance work?

How does dental insurance work?

Here's how dental insurance works in a language you can understand. No legal-ese...
How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

Although most people cringe when thinking about visiting a dentist, it is an...