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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Nancy O'Dell Speaks Out On Her Experiences With Pregnancy Gingivitis
...She said her dentist diagnosed her with pregnancy gingivitis, a condition that occurs during pregnancy and is the result of hormonal changes that increases blood flow to the gums...

Kristin Cavallari and the Mystery of the Bathroom Sink
...What Cavallari noticed is, in fact, a fairly common symptom of “pregnancy gingivitis,” a condition that affects many expectant moms in the second to eighth month of pregnancy...

Managing Diabetes and Gum Disease Together will Lessen the Effect of Both
...In fact, nearly all of us will develop gingivitis (inflammation of the gum tissues) if we fail to clean our teeth and gums for an extended period of time...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
...In an exclusive interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nancy described how her gums became extra-sensitive during pregnancy, leading her dentist to diagnose her with “pregnancy gingivitis” (“gingival” – gum tissue; “itis” – inflammation)...

Five Facts about Gum Disease
...Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums, may be the first step in the disease's progression...

Facts You Should Know About Gum Disease
... Gingivitis (“gingiva” – gum; “itis” – inflammation) — A response of the gum tissues to plaque biofilm that is left undisturbed (due to ineffective, or inadequate oral hygiene)...

Gingivitis Could Become a More Serious Form of Gum Disease
People with poor hygiene habits can develop a chronic form of periodontal (gum) disease known as gingivitis...

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Periodontal Disease Treatment of Periodontitis Scaling and Root Planing Crown Lengthening Dental Implants Osseous Surgery All-on-4 Dental Implants LANAP Regeneration Early Stage Gingivitis Pocket Reduction (Flap Surgery) Gingivectomy Grafts Ridge Augmentation Laser Dentistry What is Periodontics...

Don't Ignore These Signs Of Periodontal Disease
... More about Periodontal Disease If a patient doesn’t maintain a regular, healthy oral hygiene routine, they can develop early signs of the disease known as gingivitis...

Mouth Rinses
... In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis...

Women and Tooth Care
...Birth control pills have been shown to increase the risk of gingivitis, and hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause bleeding and swollen gums...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Some antiseptic mouth rinses have been accepted by the American Dental Association for their breath freshening properties and therapeutic benefits in reducing plaque and gingivitis...

Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
...In many cases, however, gingivitis can go unnoticed...

General Prevention Tips
Gingivitis can be reversed in nearly all cases when proper plaque control is practiced...

When to See a Periodontist?
...In addition, about half of women experience "pregnancy gingivitis...