Category Archives: Gum Diseases

Are Your Gums Irritated with You?

Your gums are pink workhorses, akin to a piece of Double Bubble gum supporting a suspension bridge. The gums protect the roots of your teeth, and that’s a big job; without their support, those same teeth start falling out. And you don’t want that. So you need to know about gingivitis. Sure you may have […]

Protect Your Gum Health Perio Protect®

RECENT STUDIES SHOW nearly half of all adults have some degree of gum disease. Although some periodontal treatments can be invasive or ineffective, The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect® is a simple treatment that reaches where your toothbrush, floss and mouthrinse can’t. Perio Protect Treats Gum Disease Between Visits Perio Protect is a comprehensive periodontal […]

Gingivitis Beyond the Commercials

We’re all victims of advertising. Maybe we actually believe “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Which is a lie perpetrated on us by C.W. Post of Post Cereal fame. Or maybe we believe we’ll all look like the people on the infomercials simply by buying the AbBlaster. Sure. Or maybe we’ve heard […]

Be Nice to Your Gums

Sure your gums look all pink and wimpy. Don’t be fooled. These bodyguards of your tooth roots are tough customers, despite their cotton candy appearance. While they are tough, your gums still need you to take care of them. Prevention is the key to keeping them healthy. Really all you need to do is be […]

Rebuilding Your Receding Gums

Some of our patients have receding gums, or are at risk of future gum recession. In these cases Dr. Miller is one of the few dentists who can perform connective tissue grafting to rebuild the gums. Why would a person need connective tissue grafting? Gum recession can occur for various reasons. Mild recession, which usually […]

You Won’t Find This Type of Enamel on Your Door Moldings

Here’s a question for you. What’s the hardest tissue in the human body? Now, if you’re on Venice Beach you’ll have plenty of muscleheads flexing and showing you their answer. But they’d be wrong. Your tooth enamel is the hardest tissue on your body. There is no way you guessed that! Tooth enamel consists mainly […]