Birth Control and Dental Health

Birth control is an integral part of many women’s lives. The newer method of receiving a birth control shot (DMPA) every Three (3) months versus taking a pill every day has become a convenient way of  birth control  for many women. Depo-Provera is the most well known and used DPMA. This contraceptive is injected into…

Read More

Periodontal Disease and Bleeding Gums…Linked?

The presence of bleeding gums usually when brushing or flossing is usually a sign that you have some form of periodontal disease but it can also mean a greater risk is present. Persistent gingival bleeding can be due to something far more serious. This type of bleeding has been linked to diseases such as leukemia, blood…

Read More

Smoking and Dental Health

It is estimated that well over 1 billion people in the world smoke. Many of these smokers have their health directly affected by their choice of habit. Research has shown time and again that smoking is a significant hazard to a person’s general well being but it has been less publicized the effect smoking has on a person’s…

Read More

How to Treat a Dental Abscess

Marielaina Perrone DDS Dental Health

A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, throat, or jaw that begins as a tooth infection or cavity. Generally these infections are caused by poor dental health and can be the result of lack of proper and timely dental care. A Dental abscess may also occur in people with medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders (Sjögren’s syndrome and similar conditions)  or…

Read More

Best Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth

Is the sipping of hot coffee or the eating of cold ice cream sometimes a painful experience for you? If your answer is YES, you may have a common problem called sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is tooth or teeth discomfort that is provoked by hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air. The…

Read More

Gingival Graft…What Is It?

A gingival graft is the name given for any of a number of surgical periodontal procedures whose goal is to cover an area of exposed tooth root surface with grafted oral tissue from another source. Other names for this procedure are gum graft or periodontal cosmetic surgery. Gum recession is a process in which the margin of gingival tissue…

Read More

Proper Way To Brush For A Healthy Smile!

For most of us brushing our teeth is a mundane routine part of the day. Brushing is a foundation for maintaining good oral hygiene. But, how many of us brush our teeth the right way? We generally learn how to brush our teeth from our parents. However, parents are often misinformed on the proper method…

Read More