How Laser Periodontal Therapy Produces Amazing Results

Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, has been successfully helping people who are suffering from the adverse effects of periodontal (or gum) disease. Gum disease should never be ignored, and when it is discovered, it should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the destructive outcomes it can pose for one’s oral health. Gum… Read more »

Treat Gum Recession With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

As a certified Chao Pinhole® Technique professional, Dr. Nicholas is committed to providing quality care to those with dental problems such as gum recession. Here at our office in Palm Desert, California, we use the Chao Pinhole Technique to treat this problem using a minimally-invasive procedure. Unlike other techniques, this approach is scalpel and suture-free…. Read more »

The Basics of a Dental Implant Placement

If you are considering dental implant placement, our expert team here in Palm Desert, California, are pleased to offer some insight into what you can expect from the procedure. You probably have many concerns of whether this process is painless, and we can assure you that Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists work to… Read more »

Brighten Your Teeth in Time for the Fall Holiday Season

As you age and go about your daily activities, you might notice that your teeth seem less bright and even yellowed. This gradual discoloration commonly occurs over time, particularly if you smoke or habitually consume tooth-staining food or drinks. Enjoying blueberries in your daily cereal, or drinking your favorite tea, coffee, wine or colas can… Read more »

Find the Answers to Your Gum Tissue Questions Here

Your gum tissues are very important parts of your smile and oral health. It’s best to know all about these tissues so you can keep them in tip-top shape and clean and care for them regularly. If you have questions about your gum tissues, these tasks might be difficult to do if you don’t have… Read more »

The Advantages of Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental implants are the first step in most restoration treatments where the tooth is completely missing. Afterward, a piece of material imitating your teeth (crown, bridge, dentures, etc.) is placed over the implant, giving you the look and feel of your regular smile in place. They are permanently implanted and meant to stay for the… Read more »

Restore Your Natural Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures

When it comes to a healthy smile, protecting your natural teeth is your number one concern. This is why you brush, floss and see your dentist regularly to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. But if you do lose one or more teeth, there are options available to restore your smile back to… Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

If you need oral surgery, rest assured, Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists will gently lead you through every step of the process, helping you to be as comfortable as possible, including the recovery process. Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions that we… Read more »

Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease — men, women and children — research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists… Read more »

Boost Your Oral Health With Bite Correction

If you have an improper or misaligned bite, you and your oral health are affected in ways you might have never imagined. In fact, having a misaligned bite can cause damage to the teeth and can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ disorder involves jaw and facial pain that can severely affect a person’s… Read more »