Is There a Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart disease?

There’s been a lot of talk concerning the connections between heart disease and periodontitis. While research to clarify these connections are still on-going, the potential link between the two makes for yet another reason why maintaining good oral hygiene is very important. We’ve linked a short article from the Cleveland Clinic where Doctor Benico Barzilai […]

Why Does Someone Go to A Periodontist? Part Two

This is part two of our series explaining what a periodontist can do, and why you may need to see one. Last time, we explained that a periodontist like Dr. Hodges or Dr. Sheppard can treat gum disease through non-surgical techniques. In more severe cases, however, gum surgery may be required. Surgical Treatments Periodontitis, if […]

Why Does Someone Go to A Periodontist? Part One

Why does someone go to a periodontist?

Dental health issues such as gum inflammation, bleeding gums, receding gumlines or loose teeth would warrant a visit to the periodontist. Periodontists differ from general dentists due to their specialization in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal diseases. A periodontist’s main focus are the bones, connective tissues, and the gums. Periodontists complete comprehensive training […]

What is TeethXpress?

What is TeethXpress?

Tooth loss is a common occurrence in the United States. There are nearly 36 million adults living without all of their upper and/or lower teeth. With so many tooth replacement options, it is hard to know which is the best solution. The most hassle-free and easiest solution is TeethXpress! In just one appointment, your smile […]

Oral Health & Osteoporosis Part 2

Oral Health & Osteoporosis

In part one of this blog series, we mentioned some dental health issues which may result due to osteoporosis. Another concern is periodontitis, which is a chronic condition in which the gums and bones are affected. The infection of this disease breaks down the bone and connective tissue that holds the teeth in place. As […]

Oral Health and Osteoporosis Part 1

Oral Health and Osteoporosis Part 1

Are you aware that bone is an active living cellular material, and serves a variety of purposes? It serves as the understructure of our bodies, supports muscles, and protects essential organs. Collagen and calcium phosphate crystals are elastic threads that makeup bones (most of the body’s calcium can be found in bones). These particular compounds […]

How is a Periodontist different from a General Dentist?

How is a Periodontist different from a General Dentist?

A periodontist is a dentist who is a specialist in gum disease. This includes diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal diseases. These diseases are the infections of the various structures surrounding your teeth: the gums, the periodontal ligaments, as well as the alveolar bone which holds your teeth. Periodontists treat more than just your teeth. […]

What is Tongue-Tie?

What is Tongue-Tie?

Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition which restricts the tongue’s range of motion. It occurs when the frenulum, which is the band of tissue between the floor of your mouth and the bottom of your tongue, is too short, thick, or tight. The frenulum is important because it prevents you from swallowing your […]

The Dangers of Over Brushing

Everyone understands that good dental hygiene starts with brushing and flossing regularly, drinking plenty of water, and preserving a balanced diet. The majority of dental practitioners advise brushing twice a day for a minimum of two minutes. Brushing is very important, but what the majority of people do not consider is just how much pressure […]

Manual or Electric Toothbrushes: Which is Better?

In the last few years, we have seen an increase in the appeal of powered toothbrushes. With all the hype surrounding them, are they really better than traditional ones? Dental professionals agree that a regular toothbrush can clean teeth just as well as a powered toothbrush. When it comes to choosing one or the other, […]