Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis in men, women, and children…. Read more »

Long-Lasting Smiles Can Benefit From Periodontics

Rather than waiting for your smile to fail you, it is important to always be proactive and take the necessary steps to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible. Just as all individuals may need additional oral health care and hygiene routines to improve the quality of their teeth, so too is it… Read more »

How to Properly Recover After Oral Surgery

If you are recovering after oral surgery, it’s very important to take the healing process seriously. Our dentist, Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, would like to help you recover with a list of things you need to do. -Rest as much as possible. In fact, it’s important to rest for one to three days after treatment. Your… Read more »

Keep Gum Disease Out of Your Smile With Daily Oral Care

One of the most common causes of significant tooth loss is the development of gum disease. It is a serious gum infection that can cause a number of other dental issues and greatly reduce the quality of your oral health. It’s best to avoid gum disease to begin with by practicing daily preventive oral care… Read more »

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 »