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Why You Need More Than Two Cleanings Per Year

  What is “Periodontal Maintenance” and why do I need it? You just had a deep cleaning and/or have been told that you need to have an “extra cleaning”, known in the dental world as “periodontal maintenance”. To better understand why the periodontal maintenance visit is important, let’s discuss why you needed a deep cleaning…

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a symptom in which there is an inadequate flow of saliva. Saliva is the buffering system that keeps the mouth at a healthy pH, maintains the healthy flora of the mouth, lubricates oral tissues, cleanses the mouth, and begins the digestive process as foods are chewed. For some people,…

Floss Like a Boss!

  There have been reports that flossing does not benefit you. YES, IT DOES. We can personally tell which patients floss, and which do not. Your teeth have five surfaces, and your toothbrush only reaches three of them. If you aren’t flossing, you are not cleaning the food, bacteria, plaque, etc. that builds up between…

Laser Therapy Treatment for Periodontal Disease

A laser is a device that utilizes low light energy to perform work. Laser periodontal therapy is a conservative, nonsurgical treatment recommended by Dr. Wittmus and/or Dr. Calderon for periodontal disease.  Lasers are precise and can target diseased or infected tissues lining the pockets around your teeth while leaving healthy, surrounding tissue unaffected. At the…

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Have you ever been told that you needed a “deep cleaning?” If so, you may be at risk for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a disease that affects 47.2% of adults aged 30 and over in the U.S., as reported by the CDC. In fact, over the age of 30,…

Treatment Options for Replacing All of Your Teeth

Implant-supported full bridge or full dentures are a great treatment option if you are looking to replace your lost natural teeth. There are many advantages that dental implants provide over other teeth replacement options, such as conventional dentures. Dental implants not only replace natural teeth and some of the roots, but it also integrates with…

Invisalign

The best dental work is the least dental work. Teeth that fit together properly need less dental work. Malocclusion, or teeth that are not aligned correctly, can create problems by putting unnatural stress and pressure on individual teeth and jaws joints. Premature tooth wear, chipping or fracturing of teeth, jaw joint pain, abfractions (small notches…

When Should Your Child Visit a Dentist?

A common question parents ask is “When should my child first visit a dentist?” While every child’s needs differ, it is recommended that your child visit a dentist near their first birthday. We should treat the first visit as you would a well-baby checkup with your child’s pediatrician. This allows your family to have a…

Bone Grafting

Learn About Bone Grafting

Current dental implant treatments can change your life. Implants can restore your appearance, improve nutrition, speech and self esteem. Losing one or more teeth can create a gap in your smile, affect ability to chew altering your diet. Most importantly tooth loss stimulates your body to “melt” your jaw bone away. Without a tooth in…