why the time we are adults our teeth and gums have had a real workout. When our gums are healthy, they continue to fit snugly to our teeth. However, many of us have developed some type of periodontal (gum) disease. This disease is an infection in the supporting tissues of our teeth. Some studies have […]

Is your smile as bright as it could be? Are your teeth and mouth healthy and free from bacteria? You can look in the mirror all you want, but the only way to find out for sure is with a dental cleaning and a visit to a trusted dentist. Dr. Terry Vines, a premier dentist […]

Patients may assume that because they have all of their teeth and aren’t experiencing pain, that their mouth is healthy. It seems like a reasonable deduction, however, certain dental issues can progress without many noticeable symptoms. Gum disease is a condition that is most frequently discovered once it has reached an advanced state. While this […]

Periodontal disease is the clinical name for gum disease, a common oral health condition caused by the growth of bacteria underneath the gum line. These bacteria can cause infection. Many people think that sore gums or bleeding when they brush is common and not a big deal; however, these are often indications of the early […]

Be honest, Redlands residents, when do you think about your dentist or your dental health? If you’re like most patients, you think about your dentist when you’re on your way to your twice a year checkup or when you have pain your mouth. In many ways dental care is so second nature to us, that […]

Gum disease in its various forms currently affects more than three quarters of the adult population. That being said, only about half of those suffering from gum disease are aware of the issues affecting their oral and general health. Gum disease, with its subsequent inflammation and possibility for infection, has been directly linked to several […]