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Pink in the Sink: Causes of Gingivitis

By | September 8th, 2016|Care and Prevention, Gum Disease|

Gingivitis is an oral health disease that most often results from poor oral home care. Many individuals who suffer from this condition are unaware of it because gingivitis is seldom painful. Some of the symptoms of gingivitis include: Bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing (noticeably pink saliva). Puffy or swollen red gums. Bad [...]

What Are Dental Implants?

By | August 16th, 2016|Dental Implants|

If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don't want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are an option for you. Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are [...]

Gum Disease Experts: Floss or Risk Losing Your Teeth

By | August 10th, 2016|Care and Prevention, Gum Disease|

American Academy of Periodontology Continues to Recommend Flossing as Essential in Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums CHICAGO, IL-- ( August 09, 2016) - According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), flossing is an integral part of a comprehensive oral health routine. The AAP is a leading dental group representing more than 8,000 periodontists, the recognized experts in diagnosing, [...]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Dental Implant Surgery

By | July 25th, 2016|Dental Implants|

Dental implants have gained a popular reputation for their life-like appearance and longevity. Much of the latter is attributable to the titanium post embedded in the jawbone. Because titanium has a natural affinity with bone, new cells will grow and adhere to the dental implant over time, making their connection strong and durable. Of course, [...]

Do you need a referral to visit a Periodontist?

By | June 10th, 2016|New Patients, Referrals|

In a word, no. You never need a referral to visit us at Pericowest Periodontics. If you have any concerns about your gum health or replacing missing teeth, just fill out our appointment request form or call us. It’s as simple as that. Some of the reasons to schedule an appointment are: Gum Disease If you have [...]