general dental information

How to Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious condition that affects approximately half of the American adult population. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, so it should be taken seriously. With good care, however, patients of our periodontists can avoid gum disease. What Causes Gum Disease? Gum disease is almost always caused by plaque, a film […]

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

X-rays are used to diagnose dental problems and help dentists make informed treatment recommendations. They can detect underlying problems such as tooth decay, injuries, impacted wisdom teeth, disease, bone loss, and other threats to patients’ oral health. However, in recent years, the safety of dental X-rays has been called into question, as more patients worry […]