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 »

Treating Gum Disease and Reversing It

Gum disease is a serious oral health concern that needs to be treated right away and reversed. Our experienced, dentist, Dr. Shelly Montes with Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Cumming, Georgia, cares for your oral health, and is happy to explain the importance of treating and reversing your gum... Read more »

Common Questions About Gum Disease

Do you have questions about gum disease? If so, you’re not alone. Many people also have questions about gum disease because it is quite the complex dental issue. However, the more you know about gum disease, the better, especially because it can help you keep your smile and oral health... Read more »

Gum Disease Risk Factors

When you brush your teeth, do your gums bleed? Many people think that this is normal—but it isn’t! In fact, bleeding gums can be an indicator of various stages of gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common problem; advanced gum disease affects over 40 percent of... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings Can Save Your Life

Did you know that oral cancer screenings find new cases in over 40,000 Americans every year? Due to the fact that the five-year survival rate is under 65%, it is important to make sure that you visit your dentist for routine oral cancer screenings. In addition, daily examinations should be... Read more »

Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry exists to ensure individuals will have comfortable dental visits with sedatives that can help control pain and relax patients. Four common levels of sedation include minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia, all of which provide varying degrees of sedation to allow a patient to be... Read more »