A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline... Read more »

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

News Spotlight for Mountain Perio!

Providing over 20 years of periodontal service, we are dedicated to providing expert care and education for our patients to help them have their best smile. We specialize in treating periodontal disease and gum disease, taking the extra steps so you can go about your day without discomfort. As the dentistry... Read more »

What is a Periodontist?

Do you know what a periodontist is? If not, then we can teach you! A periodontist is a specialist in the realm of dentistry that can help you with several teeth and gums complications. There are many ways a periodontist is ideal to look for because of their extra years... Read more »

Why you Need a Periodontist

You have a dentist, a doctor, a cardiologist, a nutritionist, a therapist, and a handful of other professionals looking out for your well-being. So why do you need to add a periodontist to that list? Well, periodontics is an important branch of dentistry. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to obtain... Read more »

Recognizing the Risks for Gum Disease to Ensure Timely Treatment

There are several things that you could be doing beyond caring for your teeth through proper oral hygiene routines that have led to the presence of gum disease. For this reason, it may be a good idea to establish effective risk factor prevention for gum disease to minimize the effects... Read more »