Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting those living with diabetes, affecting nearly 22% of those diagnosed. Especially with increasing age, poor blood sugar control increases the risk for gum problems. In fact, people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum problems because of poor blood sugar control. As with all Read More …

Should OraCare Mouth Rinse be a Part of Your Daily Dental Regimen?

OraCare is a two-part mouth rinse system that uses activated chlorine dioxide to help improve your oral health. In comparison to similar products on the market, OraCare is exceptional because it kills biofilm, fungi, viruses, bacteria, and VSC’s in the mouth. Because of its multiple benefits and uses, our dentists are now recommending OraCare for Read More …

Dental Prosthetic Basics

Restoring your smile involves treating tooth decay, infection, occlusal wear, broken or lost teeth, and making sure your function is balanced. The goal is that all teeth, muscles, and joints working in unison. The final result is a healthy smile that looks and feels better. If you’re missing one or more teeth, a BRIDGE may Read More …

Is Your Smile Unappealing?

Cosmetic dentistry can significantly enhance the appearance of your smile and boost your self-image.  It is a complement to the overall health and function of your teeth. We offer Opalescence Boost in-office and Opalescence Go at-home whitening treatments. Opalescence Boost is a professional treatment done in our office.  It is powerful and effective at creating Read More …

Freedom Day USA

Perkins Dental is honored to participate in this year’s Freedom Day USA!  Freedom Day USA is our Nation’s largest Thank You event for military and veterans.  We will be offering complimentary dental exams, cleanings, xrays, and oral cancer screenings on Friday, November 10th.  Stay tuned for more details! http://www.freedomdayusa.org/wexford-pa.html  

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common and very serious disorder that happens when regular breathing is interrupted during sleep. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, nearly 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic disease that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep.  Common warning signs include Read More …

A Few Minutes a Day Helps Keep the Drill Away!

Although there has been some recent debate on the benefits of cleaning between your teeth, flossing is an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. The American Dental Association recommends cleaning between teeth once per day.  In an August 2016 statement The US Department of Health and Human Services said flossing “is an Read More …

Laser Technology in the Dental Office

Dental lasers are a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental drills. They are minimally invasive and have multiple uses in practice: Remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding area for receipt of a filling Reshape gums and tissue Remove tissue samples (also called a biopsy) for examination by a pathologist Speed up Read More …

Do You Suffer from Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth, or Xerostomia, results from inadequate flow of saliva.  Saliva helps protect against tooth decay by washing away food and other debris and neutralizing acids produced by bacteria in your mouth.  Dry mouth is not a disease but a symptom or a medical disorder or a side effect of certain medications.  Left untreated, dry Read More …