Scaling and Root Planing: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

If you have questions about scaling and root planing, then our dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, is happy to help you find the answers. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical periodontal treatment that involves deeply cleaning the tooth roots and removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces. To help you find the answers you need,… Read more »

The Answers to Questions About Crown Lengthening

Your dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, offers crown lengthening in Hendersonville, Tennessee, to benefit you and many other patients. Crown lengthening is a surgical treatment that can improve the appearance of a smile. It’s most often used when someone has a “gummy” smile, meaning the gums sit high on the teeth and cover most of the… Read more »

Reacting Swiftly to Signs of Gum Disease Can Save Your Smile

Knowing the signs of gum disease is an important step in protecting your oral health from this harmful gum infection. Most patients who develop gum disease also have poor oral hygiene, but you may be at an increased risk if your age, genetics, bad health habits, or changes in hormones predispose you to the condition…. Read more »

Osseointegration Makes Dental Implants Strong

Dental implant restorations continue to grow in popularity as replacements for missing or severely compromised teeth. This treatment process occurs in different phases. It starts with our dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre performing a minimally invasive oral surgery in which a small titanium dental implant is directly inserted into the living bone tissues. Afterward, he will… Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention

Currently, advanced stages of gum disease affect over 47% of adults over 30 in the United States. To fight gum disease, you must develop excellent oral hygiene habits.   Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, for two minutes each session. Only use a soft-bristled toothbrush. This will protect your gum tissues and tooth… Read more »

Know Your Options for Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention

It’s common knowledge that gum disease can cause chronic bad breath and tooth loss, but you may not be aware that an untreated condition can be linked to additional health complications such as diabetes, dementia, respiratory infections, heart attack, and stroke. We encourage you to learn the signs of gum disease, as well as your… Read more »

Gum Disease Warning Signs

With gum disease affecting more people each year, it’s a great time to learn about the ailment and its warning signs. We’ve amassed this list of warning signs for you to review, so please read over it and phone us for a visit if you sense any of the warning signs in your own mouth…. Read more »

What Does Gum Disease Look Like?

One of the major causes of tooth decay, tooth loss and cavities in adults, gum disease impacts about half of Americans older than 30. So what is gum disease? Learn a little about gum disease and what affects it can have on you by reading on below. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, gingivitis… Read more »

The Reasons Why Brushing is Necessary for a Top-Notch Oral Health

Your dentist recommends brushing your teeth every morning and every night, but do you ever wonder why? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dental team is happy to give you the reasons why you should brush your teeth regularly. Before we do so, we want to remind you to brush… Read more »

Surgeries for Gum Disease

Gum disease is a dental ailment where pouches of bacterial acids infect the gums, damaging the gums and decaying pearly whites and bone. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, periodontal disease is preventable with appropriate hygiene habits and treatable at our office. Here’s a few more bits of information about periodontal… Read more »