What Is Periodontal Disease?

Happy Dental Visit

You’ve probably heard of this ailment referred to as “gum disease”. That’s one of the more common terms it goes by. However, many people also refer to it as “periodontitis” or “gingivitis”, which are both stages in gum/periodontal disease. This problem is a painful inflammation of the gums which can lead to pain, excessive bleeding, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Periodontal disease often results from a lack of proper dental hygiene or seeing your dentist for dental services on a regular basis. Continue reading “What Is Periodontal Disease?”

Idaho Falls pediatric dentist helps kids conquer their fear

We are all afraid of something. Heights, public speaking and dying are at the top of the list. For a young child, a trip to the kids dentist in Idaho Falls can rank right up there. One way to ease the fears is by helping you and your child know what to expect so you’ll both feel more comfortable. So, here’s what you can expect:

Continue reading “Idaho Falls pediatric dentist helps kids conquer their fear”

Modern Root Canal Therapy

Have you been putting off a much needed root canal because of horror stories that you have heard in the past? If so, you can rest assured that dentistry has come a long way to ensure your comfort with this procedure. The most common reason why dental problems are left untreated for so long is simply due to the lack of knowledge and idea that major procedures such as a root canal is a lengthy and painful process to fix. Having the knowledge of why you are experiencing so much pain and what the process for a root canal actually entails can oftentimes alleviate the majority of the anxiety and stress associated with going to the dentist.

Continue reading “Modern Root Canal Therapy”

Tooth Decay from Beginning To End

In this article we will be discussing the process of tooth decay from beginning to end, starting with:

Plaque Formation

Plague is the main factor of origin when it comes to tooth decay. Plaque is a sticky film that accumulates on your teeth due to a combination of carbohydrates in the food that you eat and the bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth. Considering this, it should make sense that foods that are higher in carbohydrates (sugary foods and even fruit) are more likely to produce plaque. Continue reading “Tooth Decay from Beginning To End”