Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease is a scary prospect because of how much it can affect our overall health and dental health. The good news is that treatment and preventing mild mild gum disease, known as gingivitis, is pretty straightforward. First and foremost, maintaining ongoing dental cleanings is essential to limit the amount of bacteria can develop in […]

What Other Areas Does My Dental Health Affect?

It might surprise you to learn that a LOT of other areas of your health are affected by your dental health. Studies have progressively shown that dental health and hygiene make a profound difference in the other areas of your health, from your cardiovascular health to respiratory health! Here are some of the areas that […]

Heart Health, Gum Health

How Your Enamel is Damaged When You Brush Too Much?

As a Tucson Periodontal specialist, we want to make sure we keep our patients informed about the importance of maintaining great oral health. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can have an impact on other areas of your health. Research has shown that there are links between gum disease and various systemic health conditions. […]

Your Tucson Periodontal Specialists

Sometimes we get asked the question: what exactly is a periodontist anyway? While we’re both dental professionals that are working towards the health of your teeth and gums, we typically have a different focus on what areas we are specializing in. Periodontists are dental specialists who work with patients that have usually encountered more complex […]

The Power of a Healthy Smile: Exploring the Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

As one of Tucson’s most trusted experts on advanced tooth and gum health, we always want to share tips to maintain the health of your smile throughout your entire life. As periodontists, we typically see advanced issues of oral health from tooth replacement to gum disease. Our primary focus will always be to restore teeth […]

Have You Considered Dental Implants?

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants, and dentures are two popular options. Both solutions offer their own set of advantages and considerations. In this article, we will delve into the key differences between dental implants and dentures, enabling you to make an informed decision that suits your individual needs. Southern Arizona Periodontics […]

Meet Our Newest Periodontist Tinisha!

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my excitement in joining the Tucson dental community with Dr. Susan Sharp and the team at Southern Arizona Periodontics. I began practicing as a general dentist in 2016 and then pursued my Advanced General Dentistry Certificate and finally my Master’s in Periodontics and Implant […]

3 Possibilities For A Gummy Smile

Having little gum may not be a problem for some people; however, showing too much gum can make you self-conscious. Although a gummy smile may not affect the function of the gums, it can impact the aesthetics of your smile. Your gums should frame the teeth proportionally while also helping stabilize them. There are many […]

What is a Tooth Gap?

It is also diastema and is the gap found between teeth. It can be located in between any teeth. Diastema is not destructive, and it usually appears in children and adults. For children, the gap is fixed when permanent teeth replace the shedding milk teeth. Having gap teeth is not a deficiency, and its treatment […]

Teething for Children

A baby is born without teeth and the new set of teeth begin teething at about 6 months. The teething process can be an experience not so comfortable for your child. Teething with children is not a comfortable experience there is sore gums, temperature increase, excessive drooling, or chewing of objects. Make a dental visit […]