dental hygiene

Why am I getting cavities all of a sudden?

Linda came into the office with a problem: She was getting cavities all of a sudden. She had been my patient for over 5 years and never had one before, yet she was coming in for several fillings. Why? So, I asked Linda to walk me through her day-to-day. What was different? Something had to have changed in […]

10 Health Benefits to Straight Teeth

1. Straight teeth and gums are healthier Crowded teeth or widely spaced teeth may lead to swollen, red gums. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems. 2. Straight teeth are […]

Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), what is it exactly?

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)? The Pinhole Surgical Techniqueis a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Techniquewere created by Dr. John Chao. What is gum recession? Gum recession refers to […]