Gum Disease

What Does It Mean to Be a Board-Certified Periodontist?

One way that patients can make sure that the periodontist they are visiting is qualified is by asking if he or she has been board ... Read More →

Why It Is Important to Speak Openly With Your Dentist

One of the keys to getting the best outcome from any dental procedure is effective communication. Read More →

Can Periodontitis Run in the Family?

A person's propensity to get periodontitis can be genetic; however, Dr. David R. Leonoff, DDS, PC, a periodontist in Riverhead, NY, says that the situation ... Read More →

What Is the PerioLase Gum Laser?

As Dr. Leonoff explains, the PerioLase is a specialized version of a soft tissue laser, which dentists can use in a variety of ways. Read More →

How Can I Benefit from Laser Dentistry?

There are many different lasers now available for a variety of dental procedures that not only reduce pain and swelling for a patient, but help ... Read More →

Could You Have Gum Disease and Not Know It?

By far the most common condition her patients suffer from is periodontal disease. Read More →

How Does Wavelength-Optimized Periodontal Therapy Work?

Wavelength-optimized periodontal therapy makes it possible to get the results of a surgical procedure without having to actually do any open surgery. Read More →

What Toothpastes and Mouthwashes Prevent Gum Disease?

Unfortunately, not many people take care of their gums as they should and many walk around with some form of gum disease without even knowing ... Read More →

How Does Gum Health Relate to Heart Health?

Poor gum health has been linked to various heart conditions, which means there is a good chance that a person's periodontal issues can lead to ... Read More →

Is Pregnancy Gingivitis Any Different From Non-Pregnancy Gingivitis?

Pregnancy gingivitis usually occurs due to an increase in oral hormone levels, whereas other forms of gingivitis usually occur because of poor oral hygiene habits. Read More →