Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children.... Read more »

Gum Disease Has Been Linked to Many Health Problems

Did you know that your oral health can affect other areas of your body as well? Although more research is being done to solidify the information, some studies have shown that gum disease can be connected to other health problems. Our , Dr. , is an expert at recognizing the signs of periodontal and other… Read more »

Flossing Each Day Helps Prevent Periodontal Disease

An effective oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss once per day. With consistent practice and quality oral care products, these simple measures will remove bacterial deposits from your mouth before they can contribute to oral health problems. If you are inconsistent with your daily… Read more »

Common Questions About Dental Implants

If you have questions about dental implants, you’re not alone. Many people have questions because the treatment can be quite complex. Our s, Dr. Danielle Kelner and Dr. Richard Kelner, are happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. The more you know, the better. Today, they are happy to help you by sharing… Read more »

Additional Information About Symptoms of Gum Disease

Do you constantly inspect your mouth every morning to look for any damage that may occur? If you’re not already doing this important task, it is important to do so, as several forms of dental damage can often arise before you even realize that there are oral health ailments affecting your teeth and gums. This… Read more »

Got Questions About Crown Lengthening? Here Are Your Answers

Crown lengthening is a beneficial treatment that our s, Drs. Kelner and Kelner, offer at to help you have a more attractive smile. This treatment is oftentimes necessary when your gums sit high on the teeth and create a “gummy smile.” The treatment involves making the teeth look longer and more natural. Now, our dental… Read more »