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Tag: Sensitive Teeth

What is a Gum Graft?

Gum Graft - Receding gums

A gum graft, also a gingival graft, is a form of periodontal plastic surgery, in which the gum tissue from the patient is grafted.  The procedure calls for the dentist to remove tissue from the roof of your mouth or from healthy gum tissue and to graft it to the area in need of repair. […]

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

May 30, 2018
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Choosing the right toothpaste

Go shopping at any store to purchase toothpaste and you will likely find an aisle full of various options.  How do you begin to choose what toothpaste to use? It’s important to think about your individual dental needs to select the best option. Let’s start with the basics: Do you want a gel or paste?  […]

Understanding Gingivitis

December 27, 2017
Dental Blog, Preventive Dental Care

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and it also the early stage of gum disease.  Most often it occurs because a film of bacteria, also known as plaque, has accumulated on the teeth.  This is called Dental Plaque-induced Gingival disease. Plaque will build up around the teeth and cause the gums to swell.  […]

How to Treat Bleeding Gums

Local Dentist for Bleeding Gums

Reasons NOT to Ignore Bleeding Gums Often people brush their teeth and find that their gums are bleeding, even just a little. Seems like it is easy to blow off, but let’s discuss the reasons that you shouldn’t. Bleeding gums are the first stage of Gum Disease, called Gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the […]