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Understanding How Regenerative Therapy Works Mar 10th, 2021

Regenerative therapy has become something of a buzzword in the medical community. Popular among everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors, it’s touted as a revolutionary way to heal and recover. But what exactly does regenerative therapy mean? In short, regenerative medicine enhances your body’s ability to heal itself. The...

When Periodontal Surgery Might Be Necessary Feb 15th, 2021

While the thought of periodontal surgery might not be appealing, it could improve your oral health and the look of your smile.  Periodontal surgery is dental surgery involving your gums and jaw. Some common periodontal procedures include gingivectomy, grafting, and dental implants. J. Paul Fuentes, DDS, and Andrew Peterson, DMD,...

When To Consider Gum Tissue Grafting Jan 14th, 2021

Your gums naturally grow around your teeth, offering support and protection. But years of wear-and-tear or aggressive tooth brushing can cause your gums to recede, revealing more and more of your teeth. Receding gums are a common dental problem, particularly in people over the age of 40. But don’t write...

What Is LANAP Laser Dentistry? Dec 29th, 2020

If you’re an American adult and you’re over 30 years old, you have a good chance of having some form of periodontal disease. It’s infection and inflammation of the gums and bone in your mouth, and nearly 50% of Americans over age 30 have it. Periodontal disease ranges in severity....

Anxious at the Dentist? Sedation Is a Safe Option Nov 12th, 2020

If you dread the thought of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. An estimated 36% of American adults suffer from dental anxiety or dental fear.  Most people don’t look forward to visiting the dentist, but dental anxiety can make you avoid routine dental care. It can also put you...

Everything You Need to Know About Periodontal Disease Oct 9th, 2020

If your gums are inflamed and sore, your mouth is trying to tell you there’s a problem. You may have gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. This condition can proceed from bad to worse if left untreated, so you should seek periodontal treatment right away.  What is periodontal disease? ...

Am I a Candidate for a Dental Implant? Sep 21st, 2020

With advancements in dental technology and treatments, dentures and bridges are no longer your only option for restoring your smile. In fact, dental implants are the preferred choice for replacing missing teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Yet, you still may wonder if they’re the best option for...