Risk Factors for Gum Disease

Most adults think it’s normal for gums to bleed a little while they brush their teeth. This is not true! In fact, bleeding gums can be an indicator of gum disease. Advanced gum disease affects over 40 percent of adults in the United States. Some people are more at risk of getting gum disease than other people. Here are a... read more »

Three Techniques to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a very dangerous oral condition that can eventually result in loose or missing teeth if not addressed quickly. Fortunately, the early stages of gum disease can be easily treated and even reversed if you take the proper steps right away. We encourage you to keep your smile in good health to prevent gum disease by practicing the... read more »

Take Care of Your Gums, Too!

Advanced gum disease affects over 47% of adults over 30 in the United States. To combat gum disease, you must practice superb oral hygiene. It is vital that you brush your teeth and gums twice a day, for two minutes each session. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to protect your gum tissues and tooth enamel--using a hard-bristled toothbrush can damage your... read more »

Dental Implants Offer These Four Benefits and More

Dental implants are a common cosmetic dental appliance used to replace missing teeth, and they can be an excellent choice to restore a smile. The benefits of dental implants are many, and our team offers up four important benefits you can enjoy. 1. Dental implants last longer than other restorations. They are designed to last a lifetime, although neglect can... read more »

An Implant Bridge Can Restore Your Smile After Significant Tooth Loss

If severe tooth decay, an accident, or a blow to the face has caused you to lose multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, Dr. Sam Markzar and our team are happy to help you review your restoration options. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, our periodontist may recommend a dental implant bridge to restore multiple missing... read more »

How Tooth Sensitivity and Gum Disease are Related

Did you know that tooth erosion and tooth sensitivity are related? Observing the times when you have sensitivity and logging them can be helpful during your next checkup to Dr. Sam Markzar's office. Read on to find out more about what tooth decay and tooth sensitivity have in common. Side effects of tooth sensitivity are generally related to tooth decay,... read more »

Treating Gingivitis Can Turn Gum Disease Around

Are you embarrassed around others because you have chronic bad breath? Is hypersensitivity keeping you from enjoying your favorite iced or hot or drinks? Have you noticed that gums are tender, red, swollen, or bleeding? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing the initial stage of gum disease or gingivitis. Gingivitis can afflict your... read more »

Dental Implant Facts

Dental implants are one of the greatest innovations in dentistry in the last four decades. Dental implants are designed to be effective for life as they are mounted directly into your jawbone. Listed below are important facts about dental implants: -Dental implants are composed of a titanium post attached to an artificial tooth which is implanted straight into your jawbone.... read more »

Three Teeth Damaging Dental Habits

If you want a successful smile and oral health, you’ll want to avoid certain tooth-harming habits that can increase your chance of dental damage and injury. Let’s talk about a few of those habits. Chewing on ice: Did you know that the hard brittle texture and cold temperature of the ice can encourage your teeth to fracture? The ice cubes... read more »

Effective Gum Cleaning Tools: Water Flossers

Did you know there are oral health care utensils that you can use to clean between your teeth besides using dental floss? These types of tools are known as interdental tools and one of the most popular in dentistry today is known as a water flosser. Water flossers are interdental tools designed to clean between your teeth using a beam... read more »