3D Rendering of a gum graft

Has your dentist recommended a gum graft? Gum grafting is a dental operation for correcting receding gums. This is when the gum tissue surrounding a tooth pulls back or wears away. This exposes the tooth and tooth root, leading to increased sensitivity. Gum recession happens in the more advanced stages of gum disease. Receding gums can eventually lead to tooth loss

Woman with perfect teeth and gums

Plenty of Americans hate their smiles, but is it always because of the way their teeth look? When you think about your smile, you probably do think of your teeth first. It’s easy to forget that your gums are also a big part of the way your smile looks. Do you have darker gums? If so, you may have considered lightening them

man with periodontal pain

If you are concerned about your gums because they bleed when you brush or they look swollen, then you should visit a periodontist. This post explains what a periodontist is and the treatments they provide. What Is a Periodontist? A periodontist is a trained professional specialized in diagnosing and treating gum disease. Gum disease usually occurs when the tissue around

LANAP Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure

Of adults ages 20 to 64, 8.52% have periodontal (gum) disease, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Gum disease can cause several problems, including gum recession and even tooth loss. If you have experienced receding gums, your dentist may have recommended surgery to fix the problem. However, before you agree to surgery caused by gum disease,

3D dental implants and dental bridges

Dental implant surgery is a treatment to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is an artificial root that is very much like a screw. The implant is titanium alloy and anchors the crown (the artificial tooth) in place so it looks and functions like the real thing. It enables you to have natural-looking teeth that look great and

Prevent gum disease with a toothbrush and toothpaste

The vast majority of us learn how to care for our teeth and gums haphazardly when we are young. Our parents and caregivers show us the basic brushing action we should use, and we go from there. Unfortunately, even though some brushing is better than none, it’s not always optimal. How we brush and floss and the type of bristle

A dental implant surgeon performs surgery on a patient.

Do you need a good dental surgeon in Parkersburg, WV, or Marietta, OH? Maybe you just want to make sure that the practice you visit is able to fit your implants properly. Either way, this guide will tell you everything you need to know so you can make an informed decision. Who Can Perform Dental Implant Surgery? Your dentist may

Dentists prepping for gum surgery

If you know that you need some dental work done, then it’s wise to explore the options that are out there. After all, the more you can do to educate yourself, the more likely you’ll be to come across a solution that’s not only effective but also affordable. If you want to find out more about gum surgery or the

Why a bone graft is important, 3D diagram of a dental implant

Losing teeth due to periodontitis or any other condition can be a stressful experience. The damage is often irreversible as a result of bad oral health decisions. 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 45 have at least one tooth missing. Additionally,

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.

Creating the perfect smile does not always mean straight white teeth. You may have the whitest and straightest teeth, but gum hyperpigmentation may leave you unsatisfied with your smile. If you dislike your gums because they are too dark or patchy, gum bleaching may be your answer. What Is Gum Bleaching (Depigmentation)? Gum bleaching, or gum depigmentation, is a cosmetic

Cross section model of dental implan

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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