A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful... Read more »

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 »

What to Expect From Periodontal Treatment

Are you concerned you may have periodontitis and wonder what treatment would consist of? There are several different types of treatment explained below depending on your unique situation. Nonsurgical Treatment The first thing you can expect when being treated for periodontitis is a non-surgical treatment called scaling and root planing.... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings in the Springtime

Do you know how to spot symptoms of oral cancer? If you routinely notice symptoms of pain, sensitivity, or even a loss of feeling in your head, neck, or face, it could be linked to an underlying condition such as oral cancer. Due to the severity of oral cancer and... Read more »

Does Your Smile Need Dental Implants?

When you lose a permanent tooth, it can have a big effect on the function and the appearance of your smile, but we offer many options for tooth replacement at Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, such as dental implants. We invite you to learn more about dental implants and how... Read more »

Dental Floss to Improve Your Oral Health

Are you looking to improve your oral health? If so, we have suggestions for you! Your oral health needs daily brushing and flossing to help keep your oral health on the healthy track. Flossing is an essential tool to help you clean between your teeth and improve your oral health.... Read more »