Category: Periodontal Health

When to Start Worrying About Gingivitis

The idea of caring for your smile and preventing issues from threatening it can seem abstract sometimes, especially if you don’t have any existing concerns to worry about. The problem is that not all oral health concerns are obvious at first. Even when they do exhibit warning signs, they can often seem minor and are… Read more »

When Is It Time for Scaling and Root Planing?

It’s easy to tell when it’s time for a routine dental cleaning appointment. On average, most people should attend one at least once every six months. However, periodontal cleaning is a more involved process, with a more direct focus on preventing or stopping the development of gum disease. Also known as scaling and root planing,… Read more »

The Important Things to Know About Gum Disease

You might realize that gum disease could become a serious threat to your smile if it ever develops. It’s common knowledge that the disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss today (it’s the number-one cause, in fact). However, would you know how to spot it if you did develop it, or what… Read more »

Issues With Gingivitis? Schedule A Scaling And Root Planing

You can – and should – look out for signs that your periodontal tissues might be affected by gingivitis. While symptoms of an infection may not hurt, you can identify signs that something might be wrong by checking out your gums when you brush and floss. When gingivitis is identified and treated, your periodontal tissues… Read more »

Could Improving Your Smile Mean Contouring Your Gums?

When your gum line is even, symmetrical, and healthy looking, you might not pay much attention to it (except, hopefully, when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth). However, if you have a gummy smile, or one where your gum tissues don’t cover all of your teeth the same way, your gums may be the first… Read more »

The Finer Points of Gum Cleaning

Many good dental hygiene measures don’t just involve keeping your teeth clean, but also the soft periodontal (gum) tissues that support them. Along with tooth decay, gum disease is one of the most common chronic dental health issues, and the most effective way to prevent it is to control the buildup of oral bacteria that… Read more »