Month: September 2017

Defending Against Gum Disease

The best defense against gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing and flossing at least twice a day. It also means visiting your dentist for checkups and professional cleanings at least twice a year. A professional cleaning allows for your dentist or hygienist to target plaque and tartar that may be… Read more »

Menopause And Gum Health

Changes in hormone levels can affect your mouth, including the health of your teeth and gums. Menopause marks the end of fertility for women, and it causes some of the most drastic fluctuation in hormone levels. These hormone levels can affect the jawbone; changes that can ultimately increase the risk of gum disease. Along with… Read more »

Reasons To Choose Soft-Tissue Gum Grafting

Soft-tissue gum grafting is a procedure used to treat the recession of gum tissue. The treatment involves surgically grafting similar tissues onto recessed gum tissue in an effort to rebuild the area. The similar tissue may come from another area of your own mouth, such as your palate or from a healthy area of your… Read more »