Flossing Is Vital for a Strong and Healthy Smile

Our kind and friendly periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, cares for you, your smile and your oral health. This is why she strongly encourages you to floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing is very important. In fact, it’s vital for a clean and healthy smile. Flossing is perhaps even more important than brushing, though both practices are essential... read more »

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 »

Causes and Treatments for Receding Gums

Have your gums started pulling away from your teeth, exposing the roots? If so, you have gum recession. This can be a troubling and painful dental problem that may make your teeth look longer, making your smile look unnatural. To start helping your gums, it’s best to visit your talented periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, and her team of specialists. Together... read more »

Understanding Bone Graft Surgery

Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists here in Palm Desert realize that not everyone is aware of all the wonderfully beneficial treatments we have available that will improve your smile, as well as your overall oral health. That’s why our team is happy to discuss these dental procedures with you and to address any questions or concerns that... read more »

Laser Periodontal Therapy: An Effective Solution for Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious and dangerous dental issue that begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end with tooth loss. Generally, this disease develops when the plaque on your smile is left untreated. When left untreated, the plaque grows on your teeth and irritates your gums. The longer you wait to treat... read more »

Why It’s Essential to Consult an Expert Periodontist

The American Dental Association reports that chronic periodontitis (advanced gum disease) affects 47 percent of U.S. adults who are older than 30. This means that nearly half of U.S. adults are at serious risk for losing the tissue and bone that support their teeth. And, of course, if the support structure is gone, then the teeth are lost. Periodontitis is... read more »

The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Serious Health Conditions

If you have gum disease (also known as periodontal disease), you are vulnerable to many other health conditions, which make the disease even more serious and dangerous. If your gums have fallen victim to the disease, we recommend meeting with Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists to discuss the possibilities of the following health complications: Respiratory Disease If... 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 »