Why Your Gums May Be Receding

Have you noticed your gums pulling back from your teeth? This is called gum recession, and it happens when your oral tissues become irritated and leaving the tooth roots exposed. This can result in severe tooth sensitivity, along with a "gummy" smile and self-consciousness. If your smile is currently experiencing gum... Read more »

Pink in the Sink Might Be a Sign Your Gums are in Distress

Brushing and flossing your teeth is an important part of an effective oral hygiene routine. If you notice that your gums are bleeding during any part of this basic regimen, you shouldn’t dismiss it as a sign of aggressive brushing and flossing. In many of these instances bleeding and inflamed... Read more »

The Basics of Gingivitis

If your oral hygiene begins to suffer, you could end up with the beginning stages of gum disease known as gingivitis. For a better understanding of the basics of gingivitis, listed below are some important facts to think about: - Poor oral health habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco... Read more »

What Is Gum Disease and What Causes It?

When your gum tissue becomes infected over time, it is referred to as periodontal disease or gum disease. If it is not treated, by its advanced stages it can result in the loss of teeth. What is gum disease and what causes it? Listed below are some signs and symptoms:... Read more »

Dental Care as You Get Older

Your teeth were meant to last for a lifetime. So, as you get older, there is no reason to expect that as your number of birthdays increases, the number of your teeth will decrease. Healthy dental habits will keep your teeth right where they should be. That’s not to say... Read more »

Can Bone Grafting Help You?

When it comes to your health care, it is always good to ask questions, so you can understand all you can about your condition. Having a bone grafting procedure is no different. That is why our team here at Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan, is happy to talk to... Read more »

Conquer Stress with Dental Sedation

Conquer stress with dental sedation. As with all methods of sedation, the main benefit that most patients are looking for is to conquer stress. Dental anxiety is common for many people, so mild sedatives are often used to help relax a patient when necessary. For more advanced treatments that may... Read more »

Gum Disease: How to Deal With It

You might know that gum disease is actually a fairly serious, yet common issue that you should try to address as soon as possible. However, did you know that almost half of all Americans have gum disease? Of course, it’s important for you to have gum disease treated as soon... Read more »

Gingivitis Can Be Treated with a Dental Cleaning and Improved Oral Hygiene

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. This mild infection and inflammation of the gum tissues needlessly afflicts a large amount of the American population over the age of 30. Early symptoms include gums that bleed easily from daily brushing and flossing as well as chronic bad breath. Early... Read more »

Replace Missing Teeth with These Helpful Procedures

Tooth replacement therapies are used to prevent tooth loss from destroying your life. Although teeth carry on invaluable functions that help promote chewing, eating, and speaking, there are many artificial replacements that can mimic the look and function of natural teeth. Depending on your age, jaw strength, and specific needs,... Read more »