Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled... Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »

Scaling and Planing

There are a lot of different things you can do to your teeth to help them stay in great shape. Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use are the most effective things to do at home. So why would you really need to come into an office every six months? Because you... Read more »

When Gums Become Unhealthy

Healthy gums are an important part of having strong teeth and a smile that is in good health. Keeping an oral hygiene routine that is consistent and focuses on cleaning your teeth every day with brushing and flossing is the foundation of gum disease prevention. Our team is eager to... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Can Be Your Key to a Full Smile

Have you suffered dental trauma or tooth decay that resulted in tooth loss and need to restore your smile? Our team at Custom Periodontics is pleased to offer several tooth replacement options so that you can enjoy a smile that is healthy and beautiful even after tooth loss. Modern advancements... Read more »

The Answers You’re Looking for About Crown Lengthening

Do you have questions about crown lengthening treatment? If so, our periodontist, Dr. Shelby Nelson, is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. Crown lengthening is a beneficial treatment that can improve the appearance of your smile when your gums sit high on your teeth. To help... Read more »

Reverse Gum Disease with These Tips

Do you think your teeth are essential? Do you know, neglecting your oral health care can lead to gum disease that can lead to tooth loss? Well, it’s true! That is why our periodontist, Dr. Shelby Nelson with Custom Periodontics in Fort Worth, Texas, is happy to offer you these... Read more »

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

Many people think it’s normal for gums to bleed a little during a tooth-brushing session. This is not true! In fact, bleeding gums can be an indicator of gum disease in various stages. This is a common problem; advanced gum disease affects over 40 percent of adults over 30 in... Read more »

Which Type of Gum Graft Is Right For You?

If you require a gum graft to restore your oral health, you may have several questions running through your head as you prepare for your procedure: What does gum graft consist of? Where will the grafting tissue come from? Before your procedure, Dr. Shelby Nelson, our local periodontist, will review... Read more »