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4 Clues You Need Periodontal Treatment

When pain develops in the mouth, it’s easy to assume the teeth are to blame. But in some cases, oral pain can develop because the gum tissue is inflamed. When this happens, gum disease treatment may be required to keep symptoms under control. Here are four clues you may need periodontal treatment right away.  1.    Bleeding Gums You shouldn’t panic if your gums bleed slightly every once in a while, but if bleeding becomes a frequent occurrence (especially when you brush your teeth or eat certain foods), you should see your general dentist right away. Bleeding gums generally indicate gum disease (also known as periodontal disease).  2.    Chronic Halitosis Chronic halitosis (bad breath) is one of the most unpleasant symptoms of periodontal disease. It happens when bacteria in the gums emit a foul odor as they destroy the gum tissue. Drs. Jeffrey Alvarado and Gregorio Salinas offer comprehensive periodontal services to restore gum tissue health and ...

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Do You Know the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Those who have missing teeth are not destined to live a life of self-consciousness when it comes to their teeth. Fortunately, dental technology has advanced to the point that replacing missing teeth doesn’t have to be incredibly painful, uncomfortable or expensive. This Labor Day, give yourself the gift of a healthier, stronger smile that allows you to live your best personal and professional life with dental implants. A More Natural Appearance Once the procedure is done and implants are fully secure, they function and look exactly as your natural teeth would. You can eat what you want and speak in public without fear of your teeth slipping or moving. Dental implants can also be matched to your remaining teeth, so they fit in your mouth perfectly and give you the confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. Increased Longevity When it comes to replacing teeth, there are many options available to patients, but few are as long-lasting as dental implants. When they are placed correctl ...

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Dental Implants and Your Summer Freedom

Dental implants are a permanent solution for those with missing teeth. Continue reading to learn more about this tooth replacement procedure!

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Gum Disease Treatment and High Blood Pressure

Many studies have found an association between gum disease and high blood pressure. It is a good time to consider how you treat your gum tissue and whether you are at risk of periodontal disease. Dr. Jeffrey Alvarado, our experienced general dentist in McAllen, TX provides gum disease treatment to reduce your risk of various other health problems.

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Laser Dentistry: How Technology Fixes Smiles

Gum disease is a serious condition, and (when left unchecked) can extensively damage your mouth, your gums, and your teeth. When it comes to gum disease, you need to know what to watch for and how to fix it.

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Start 2018 With Dental Implants

Missing teeth can cause more problems for patients, including contributing to the loss of jaw bone tissue; dental implants are a new, innovative solution that is suitable for many patients. 

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Thanksgiving and Your Dental Implants

With Thanksgiving in late November, many Americans are thinking of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Anyone with dental implants can relax and enjoy themselves because as long as their implants are cared for correctly, they remain strong and durable no matter what you eat.

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What Are the Benefits of CEREC® Crowns?

As technology advances and dental treatments become simplified, patients benefit from improved procedures that make it convenient to get a healthier-looking smile.

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What Is a Six-Month Smile and Are You a Candidate?

Keep reading to learn how you can get the straighter smile you want in less time and with less discomfort!

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Top Treatment Options for TMJ Relief

Don't keep suffering with jaw pain, headaches, and stiff necks. There are numerous options for TMJ treatment, depending on the severity of each case. Find out which one is right for you today!

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