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 »

Gum Disease Treatment Options

If you ever contract gum disease - from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis - you need to have it treated quickly. If you put off treatment, you risk losing teeth, infecting your gums further, and even developing infections in your jaw bone. However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today,... Read more »

Does Your Smile Have Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, and is a common but serious oral condition. Signs of gingivitis include persistent bad breath, tooth sensitivity and swollen or inflamed gums. Dr. Robert Horowitz and our team encourage you to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as you notice its... Read more »

Suspected Gingivitis Needs Professional Diagnosis and Treatment

The general health of your gums weighs heavily with the long-term health of your teeth. Periodontal health problems such as gingivitis and other forms of gum disease can even start to affect your overall quality of life. Gum disease is often related to poor oral hygiene habits that allow hardened... Read more »

The Answers You’re Looking for About Scaling and Root Planing

Do you have questions about scaling and root planing? Well, you’re not alone. Many people also have questions about this treatment, especially because it can be confusing and even a bit overwhelming. This treatment is also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy. It involves deeply cleaning the tooth roots by removing... Read more »

Reversing Embarrassing Gum Disease

Do you feel embarrassed at the state of your gums or teeth? Have you felt worried about your bad breath that won’t go away? If so, we have exciting news for you! Gum disease is a serious condition that can be reversed with proper care and treatment. That is why,... Read more »

Weakened Jawbones are Rebuilt with Bone Grafting Treatments

Are you aware of the need for bone grafting procedures? Bone grafts consist of treatments that are designed to help strengthen your jaw bone. If your jaw bone is too weak or frail, your implant will also fail. This is because dental implants are directly attached to your jawbone when... Read more »

The Treatments That Can Help With Gum Disease

Unfortunately, there are many dental issues in the world that can destroy your smile and oral health if you let them. One of those issues is gum disease. Gum disease has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. It is caused by poor oral hygiene and failure to attend your six-month checkups... Read more »

Tips for Recovering From Gum Surgery

Oral surgical intervention such as a gingival flap, gingival resection, or gum grafts are sometimes recommended by a dentist like Dr. Robert Horowitz to address a severe case of periodontal disease. These treatments are designed to remove infected material from the base of your teeth while also modifying the healthy... Read more »

Choose Dental Implants Over a Broken Tooth

If you experience a blow to the face, a hard fall, or another oral accident, you could fracture, crack, or break a tooth. A broken tooth is at risk of significant dental damage that results in it needing extraction to prevent further dental complications. Following the healing of your gums after... Read more »