Dental Checkups: A Way to Prevent Gum Disease

Your oral health and image are a reflection of your overall general health. One insidious “invader” to your oral well-being is gum disease (also known as “periodontal disease”). Gum disease is a serious gum infection that harms the gums and can destroy the jawbone if it’s left untreated. Other potential risks of untreated gum disease are strokes and heart attacks,... read more »

Periodontal Disease Threatens Your Oral Health and Your Smile

Periodontal disease is gum disease. It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Periodontal disease is remarkably pervasive worldwide, even in the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) reports... read more »

Reclaim Your Smile With Dental Implants in Palm Desert

Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists want you to enjoy all the benefits of great oral health, even if you've had to part with some of your natural teeth. This kind of lifestyle is possible through the wonders of implant dentistry. With their expert knowledge and experience, Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists use dental implants in... read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods and Peace of Mind With Dental Implants

Healthy, natural teeth allow us to chew and ingest nutrient-rich foods. Removable dentures may resemble the appearance of real teeth, but unfortunately, they aren’t nearly as effective at their primary role: chewing food. Some people who wear dentures encounter the problem of malnutrition because they find eating with replacement teeth to be uncomfortable or even painful. And for some denture-wearers,... read more »

Answering Your Top 3 Questions About Dental Implants

It’s no wonder the American Dental Association has called dental implants “one of the biggest advancements in dentistry in the past 40 years”: Dental implants can improve a person’s appearance, speech, comfort, ability to eat, self-esteem and overall oral health. Perhaps you’ve been wondering if dental implants would be a good solution for you. Below we provide you with answers... read more »

The Restorative Power of Osseous Surgery

Deteriorating oral health can be a vicious cycle. And once you're stuck in that cyclical pattern, it's difficult to escape without the help of a trained professional like Dr. Anne Nicholas. Here's how the cycle of gum disease progresses toward bone loss and the need for osseous surgery: Poor oral hygiene results in the formation of plaque, which soon hardens... read more »

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

The definition of the word "insidious" can also double as an apt description for gum disease: causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed. Gum disease is indeed insidious. Also known as "periodontal disease," gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Your caring dentist and periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas,... read more »

Why You Should Replace a Missing Tooth

For many people, a missing tooth is solely a cosmetic consideration. In other words, if a patient loses a tooth in the so-called “smile zone,” then he or she rushes to get it replaced as quickly as possible. But if a patient loses a tooth that’s not generally visible (such as a molar), then that tooth may never be replaced.... read more »

Periodontal Treatment: Improve Your Smile and Your Health

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that can become progressively worse and eventually destroy the gums and other structures that support the teeth. This disease is dangerous to your oral health because it is a painless infection that stealthily attacks — like a silent saboteur — unless you seek proper treatment. A periodontist specializes in the successful treatment of periodontal... read more »

Natural Teeth vs. Dentures vs. Dental Implants

You wouldn't believe the number of people who get so frustrated with caring for their oral health that they inquire about replacing their natural teeth with dentures! This is not a good decision. Without question, a healthy, natural tooth is always the best kind of tooth. Therefore, our recommendation — first and foremost — is to protect your smile by... read more »