Losing teeth due to periodontitis or any other condition can be a stressful experience. The damage is often irreversible and is the result of bad oral health maintenance and decisions made during our earlier years. Even if you change your habits later in life, the damage could already be done. In fact, around 69% of people aged between 35 and

Close up of a man smiling with periodontal probe and mouth mirror.

Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease or gum disease, is a serious gum infection. It often starts as a common and preventable condition but eventually results in tooth loss and pain. It’s usually the result of poor oral hygiene such as neglecting to brush and floss your teeth properly. Regular dental checkups and improved oral hygiene are the keys to

A man admires him gums after gum depigmentation procedure.

When it comes to creating the perfect smile, many people focus on the color of their teeth and fail to consider improving their gums. You may have the whitest and straightest teeth in the world, but hyperpigmentation in your gums may leave you unsatisfied with what you see in the mirror. If you dislike the look of your gums and

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Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you find yourself worrying about how your smile looks to others? Or worse yet, you don’t smile because you don’t want people to see your teeth. Are you missing teeth that have left gaps in your mouth and smile? If you know your mouth and smile are not looking and feeling the way

a woman with bleeding gums

Over 50% of Americans over the age of 30 have periodontitis. This is a type of periodontal disease, which is inflammation (and usually infection) of the gums. One of the symptoms of periodontal disease is bleeding gums, especially when you brush or floss. It can be painful, and it might leave you questioning your dental health. In this article, we’ll discuss


Thank you for visiting our website! At The Gum Dr., West Virginia’s first LANAP Periodontist, we look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to our office. Whether you’re a new patient or a familiar face, a West Virginia local or from as far as Cambridge, OH, we’re excited to share more information about the practice, about Dr.

women smiles after gum disease treatment

Gum disease is nothing to smile about. It can have serious consequences if not addressed properly by a periodontist such as Dr. Richard Newhart. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in maintaining healthy gums through the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to many serious health issues including heart disease and stroke. It

showing beautiful teeth after dental implants

Never refuse an invitation to dinner because of your teeth again with dental implants. The procedure is life-changing because it restores your confidence and freedom and prevents bone loss. Missing teeth can cause insecurity as well as physical discomfort. This post will explain why you should consider visiting a dentist that specializes in dental implants as a solution to missing



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