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What's Involved in Gum Grafting?

If you need gum grafting, it’s normal to be nervous. The good news? It’s actually not as bad as it sounds. Learn what’s involved in gum grafting, what to expect during the procedure, and how to prepare yourself for recovery.
Dec 1st, 2022

How to Know If You Have an Abscess

When a toothache strikes, you need answers. Throbbing pain, swelling, and fever are all signs of a tooth abscess, and abscesses require prompt care to prevent complications. Here’s how to know if you have an abscess and what to do about it.
Nov 3rd, 2022

The Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis and periodontitis are two types of gum disease. Both gingivitis and periodontitis can put your gums, teeth, and overall health at risk, but there are some key differences between them. Here’s what you need to know.
Oct 1st, 2022

Where Does Dental Anxiety Come From?

The fear that dental anxiety brings can make you avoid the oral health care you need. But where does it come from? And what can you do about it? Get your questions about dental anxiety answered here.
Sep 1st, 2022

5 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums

The food you eat fuels your body. That means eating a nutritious diet promotes better health, and that includes your teeth and gums. Learn what foods to eat (and avoid) for maximum oral health.
Aug 1st, 2022

How to Ease Your Anxiety Before Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a dental surgery with both cosmetic and functional benefits. But if you’re scheduled for a procedure, it’s normal to be a little nervous. Learn what to expect and how to ease your anxiety ahead of your appointment.
Jul 1st, 2022

5 Encouraging Facts About Periodontal Surgery

If you’ve been told you have gum disease, the thought of periodontal surgery can be scary. But it’s the most effective treatment to stop and reverse periodontal disease, and now’s the time to learn more about the benefits of periodontal surgery.
Jun 1st, 2022

What To Expect After Your Gum/Tissue Grafting

Are you scheduled for gum grafting surgery? It’s normal to have questions. Gum and tissue grafting is a safe and effective way to treat receding gums, and recovery isn’t as complicated as you might think. Learn what to expect here.
May 1st, 2022

5 Reasons To Consider a Dental Implant

Is there a gap in your smile? Missing teeth can have a serious impact on your oral health and your confidence. Dental implants offer a safe, effective solution to restore your smile and boost your oral health. Learn the benefits here.
Apr 3rd, 2022

Is Dental Anesthesia Safe?

Anxiety can keep you from getting the dental care you need. But dental anesthesia and sedation offer a safe way to calm your nerves. Find out how dental anesthesia and sedation work and which options might be right for you.
Mar 24th, 2022

Why Is Gum Disease So Common?

Gum disease is the most common oral health issue in the country. But what causes it? And how can you keep your mouth healthy? Get the facts about gum disease, common causes, and how to improve your oral hygiene habits to keep your smile strong.
Feb 1st, 2022

What To Do About Receding Gums

Your gums are there to protect your teeth, but receding gums put your teeth at risk of increased sensitivity, damage, and decay. The good news: You have treatment options. Learn why gum recession happens and what you can do to fix it.
Jan 1st, 2022

Am I a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

If the thought of dental work makes you nervous, IV sedation dentistry might be right for you. It’s a safe, effective method to calm your nerves and help you relax while you get the dental care you need. Find out if you could be a candidate.
Dec 1st, 2021

Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Floss?

Many people have experienced bleeding gums, either at the dentist or while they’re flossing at home. Bleeding gums might be common, but it’s a sign that your gums aren’t healthy — and it could indicate periodontal disease. Find out why.
Nov 14th, 2021

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Dental implants are a popular dental restoration, and it’s easy to see why. These permanent artificial teeth are long-lasting, and they’re simple to care for. Find out what to expect after dental implant surgery.
Oct 13th, 2021

5 Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Periodontal disease poses a serious risk to your oral health, but you don’t have to get invasive dental surgery to treat it. Find out how PerioLase® LANAP® treatment stops the damage and stimulates healthy tissue regeneration.
Sep 9th, 2021

Understanding How Gum Grafting Works

If you have receding gums, you may be a candidate for gum grafting. Receding gums cause tooth sensitivity and increase your risk of decay, but gum grafting stimulates healthy tissue growth to protect teeth. Here’s how it works.
Jul 22nd, 2021

6 Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease starts as mild gum inflammation, but it can progress to tooth loss if it’s left untreated. Treating periodontal disease could save your smile. Here’s what you need to know to spot the signs of this condition.
Jun 28th, 2021

Expedite Implant Recovery With BioHorizons® Tapered PTG Implants

Dental implants are a popular option to replace missing teeth. They’re permanent, secure artificial teeth, but implant surgery is complex. Learn how it works and how the technology behind BioHorizons® tapered PTG implants could enhance your results.
May 19th, 2021

Understanding How Regenerative Therapy Works

Regenerative therapy supports your body’s natural healing ability. Long used in functional medicine, it has lots of benefits for oral health too. Learn how regenerative therapy fights periodontal disease, the most common dental issue for adults.
Mar 10th, 2021

When Periodontal Surgery Might Be Necessary

The thought of dental surgery can be scary, but it can protect your health and your smile. Whether you have periodontal disease, missing teeth, or something else, learn how you could benefit from periodontal surgery.
Feb 15th, 2021

When To Consider Gum Tissue Grafting

Gum tissue grafting is a procedure to treat receding gums. Gum recession is a common dental problem, and one that can lead to tooth sensitivity, decay, and more. Find out when your symptoms indicate it’s time to consider this popular treatment.
Jan 14th, 2021

What Is LANAP Laser Dentistry?

About half of American adults have periodontitis, the most severe form of periodontal disease. Untreated periodontitis can lead to gum recession and tooth loss, but the right treatment could save your smile. Learn what LANAP® laser dentistry can do.
Dec 29th, 2020

Anxious at the Dentist? Sedation Is a Safe Option

Going to the dentist is rarely cause for excitement, but if you dread it so much that you avoid checkups, your oral health may be at risk. Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from the care you need. Sedation is a safe way to ease your nerves.
Nov 12th, 2020