Posted on 8/8/2019 4:31 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
You can compare a general dentist to that of your primary care physician. Like the name implies a general dentist deals with general oral healthcare issues. They primarily take care of preventing major oral ailments and the maintenance of oral hygiene like routine check-ups, teeth cleaning as well as educating patients on other proper hygiene techniques.
Posted on 7/26/2019 2:04 PM By Nova Perio Specialists
In the early stages of gum disease, bacteria and food particles form the pasty substance known as plaque. That bacterial infection begins to attack the gums and the plaque begins to harden into “tartar” or “dental calculus.” It’s at this juncture that gum disease advances to periodontitis which, for the most part, can’t be reversed. There are plenty of ways your dentist can treat periodontitis, but