All About Plaque

Plaque is the soft, sticky film containing millions of bacteria that accumulates on the surface of your teeth. If not removed regularly with thorough brushing and flossing, the bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque that is not removed can eventually harden into tartar. Brushing and flossing then become more difficult as Read More …

To Floss or Not to Floss?

Flossing is an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. In addition to regular brushing, cleaning between your teeth helps remove plaque, the sticky film that builds up on your teeth after eating.  Whether you have braces, crowns, bridges, periodontal issues or sensitivity, Drs. Gretchen and Tom can help guide you on which Read More …

Oral Cancer

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year. Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, 40 percent will not survive longer than five years. Moreover, many who do survive suffer long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or Read More …

Preventive Dentistry

After working in a dental office the last two years I’ve come to notice that there are quite a few patients that only visit their dentist when something is bothering them. Despite some opinions, as a dental staff member we are here to help keep you healthy, and the best way to do that is Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …