Category: Gingivitis/Gum Disease

Scaling and Root Planing When You Have Gingivitis

Dental cleanings are a common and highly essential part of keeping your smile healthy for life. In fact, having your teeth professionally cleaned is the only way to remove the calcified tartar that plaque turns into when it stays long enough. Though less common than general dental cleaning, deep periodontal cleaning might also be necessary… Read more »

Is Gingivitis Something You Should Worry About?

Gingivitis is something that many people are familiar with, even if they have never sought treatment for it. To many of them, however, it can seem like just a minor concern that they may one day have to deal with, or that they know they should address at some point. The problem with gingivitis is… Read more »

Why Do My Gums….

When most people hear the word “dentist” they think “teeth.” But quality dental care in Redmond, OR means looking after all facets of your oral health. We won’t overlook your gums and we hope you don’t either. One function of the gums is to protect the roots of your teeth, and seal them off from… Read more »

When You Might Be At-Risk for Gum Disease

One of the most common warnings about your dental health, especially your risks of gum disease, is that prevention is always better than treatment after the fact. This is true, but it can mean a lot more than just never experiencing a dental issue, ever. For instance, if you develop the early stages of gum… Read more »

When Your Gums Need Cleaning

Most people recognize that routine cleaning is an important part of good dental health care. That includes cleaning your teeth at home by brushing them at least twice every day, and flossing them at least once. It also includes professionally cleaning your teeth at our Redmond, OR, dental office at least twice a year to… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth and Your Gums from Bacteria

Bacteria-rich biofilm, known as plaque, aggregates on surfaces throughout your mouth. That includes both your teeth and gums. You already know that you should be regularly brushing your teeth to remove this bacteria and prevent cavity formation. However, you may not be as conscious of your gum health. Your gums are just as susceptible to… Read more »

Learn More About Ultrasonic Scaling

If your teeth have led a relatively healthy life, you may be unfamiliar with ultrasonic scaling. However, if your dentist has recommended this treatment method, you may want to learn more about the process. Simply put, “scaling” is a procedure during which your dentist carefully accesses the roots of your teeth to clean away bacteria… Read more »

Ultrasonic Scaling Protects Your Roots

You may not be aware of this, but roots are the most vital part of your teeth. The roots of your teeth are what keep them firmly in place within your jaw bone. When the roots of your teeth are compromised, you may be in danger of losing the tooth itself. You give plenty of… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Ultrasonic Scaling

Even the term “ultrasonic” can conjure images of futuristic technology and science fiction aesthetic. However, ultrasonic technology is more prevalent and applicable for you than you may even realize. In fact, it’s sitting there in your dentist’s office. Ultrasonic technology has been applied to the scaling process to make it easier, more comfortable, and more… Read more »

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

If you keep up with your oral health, you’re familiar with the basics. You brush your teeth regularly to disrupt plaque formation, and you floss to reach areas in your mouth that bristles simply cannot. However, you may not be familiar with how to best care for the innermost part of your mouth. Of course,… Read more »