Oral Cancer Screenings

One of the most pressing oral health concerns is oral cancer. While it's not incredibly common, contracting this disease is easy if you don't take the proper steps to have good oral health and prevent cancerous tissue from growing within your mouth. That's why we recommend regular oral cancer screenings,... Read more »

Insights on Gingivitis Symptoms and Treatments

The American Dental Association estimates that 47 percent of adults over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. This is most often a result of hardened tartar buildup at the gumline that is caused by an inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. Other factors, like tobaccos... Read more »

Bleeding Gums are a Cause for Concern

Many people write off bleeding gums as not being a big deal. However, nothing could be further from the truth. If your gums bleed at all - during brushing, eating, or other times during your day - then it's likely a sign of an underlying condition for which you need... Read more »

Thoroughly Flossing Your Teeth Each Day Is Essential for the Prevention of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a problem threatening the oral health of millions of Americans each year. The American Dental Association estimates that nearly half of the population over the age of 30 has some degree of gum disease. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also... Read more »

Crown Lengthening for Form and Function

Crown Lengthening, also called a gingivectomy, is a flexible procedure that we use in a number of circumstances that our patient come to us with. It involves reshaping the gumline to lengthen the teeth, usually for one of a few reasons. Gingivitis is often a reason to get a gingivectomy.... Read more »

Hardened Tartar at the Gumline Promotes Gum Disease

When plaque and residual food particles are not effectively cleaned by daily brushing and flossing, they can harden into tartar. This is a bacterial-rich substance that adheres to tooth enamel. Once it forms, it is very hard to remove with your daily oral hygiene routine. While this obviously promotes tooth... Read more »

What Should You do About Gum Disease?

You’ve probably heard of gum disease, and you may even know what you should do to prevent the problem. For instance, you probably know that if you keep up your oral care, you’ll be much more likely to avoid gum disease altogether. However, as you probably know, gum disease can... Read more »

Do Your Teeth Weaken When you Age?

As you know, everyone ages. Similarly, you may have heard that you’ll lose your teeth as you age. However, this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, with proper care, your teeth can last for your entire lifetime. However, if you don’t care for your teeth well, you could lose your teeth.... Read more »

Periodontal Disease Poses a Significant Threat to Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues that plagues an estimated 47 percent of adults over the age of 30. The most likely cause of periodontal disease is hardened tartar at the gum line, resulting from a poor oral hygiene... Read more »

Improve Your Smile with a Soft Tissue Graft

At Eastside Periodontics in Center Line, Michigan, we offer a soft tissue graft, which is a graft of gingival tissue to improve your smile after having periodontal issues. Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Jack Schwarcz, may recommend a soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, to increase your comfort, improve... Read more »