Hygienists Help Patients Achieve Better Dental Health

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who administer the following services to patients: Prophylaxis (cleanings) Periodontal scaling, root planning, and maintenance Take radiographs Apply dental sealants and fluoride treatments Perform oral cancer screenings Perform in-office whitening treatments By providing essential preventive dental care, hygienists make it possible for dentists to focus on other complex Read More …

Annual Food Drive

Perkins Dental Associates is proud to support our local community once again with our 5th annual fall food drive! We will be collecting non-perishable food at our office from October 26 – November 22. Cash donations will also be accepted and Perkins will match all monetary donations. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Read More …

Protect Your Smile While You Play

Before you hit the field, court, or trail this season, protect your smile with a mouthguard. A mouthguard is a flexible plastic appliance that is worn during athletic or recreational activity to protect the mouth from injury.  Mouthguards can prevent serious injuries like concussions, brain hemorrhages, jaw fractures, and neck injuries by helping avoid situations Read More …

Back to School!

Send your child off to school this year with new clothes, supplies, and a healthy smile! Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each Read More …

Are You Seeing Spots?

Are you seeing spots? We now offer Opalustre lesion treatment – a minimally-invasive, in office treatment that removes superficial white or brown discoloration stains through gentle, mechanical abrasion.  Opalustre is a specialized treatment outside of regular whitening that specifically addresses unsightly spots on the teeth.  See results in just one visit!  Call us today to Read More …

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 …