Are Your Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

When your third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, come in, what do they do? What is there purpose? Do we really need them? Long ago, when our ancestors were trying to eat reeds and plants, we needed these back teeth to help chew. But since our diets have evolved, so have our jaws, which are smaller than our ancestors... read more »

Tartar and Your Oral Care

Do you know what tartar is? Where it comes from and how to get rid of it? Let’s take a brief look at this mysterious substance that can inhabit your mouth. If you run your tongue along the back of your teeth, near the gum line, you can feel a sticky, slightly rough coating on your teeth. This is plaque... read more »

Caring for Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (more commonly called gum disease) is an inflammatory disease that can worsen and eventually destroy the gums and other structures which support the teeth. This disease is dangerous to your oral health because it is a painless infection that silently attacks, unless you seek proper treatment. Nonsurgical periodontal treatment is the least invasive approach for addressing periodontal disease.... read more »