Facts About Gum Disease

Would you like to know all about gum disease? If so, our dentist, Dr. Brian J. Waggle, is happy to help you! Today, he is happy to share facts about gum disease on our blog because the more you know, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of preventing the disease, which is strongly... read more »

Do You Have Sore Gums? Here Are Some Tips

Having sore gums can be quite inconvenient and troublesome, especially if they bleed and swell. Unfortunately, these are most likely symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis, which are bigger problems than just sore gums. It’s very important to restore the health of your gums so you can have a top-notch smile and oral health. To help you return to the healthy... read more »

Three Options for Your Flossing Needs

Are you using the right kind of dental floss for your smile? When it comes to the sea of choices at the store, how do you know which floss would work for you? To help you understand your many options, Dr. Brian J. Waggle and our team at Northpointe Dental in Zanesville, Ohio, is happy to help you navigate through... read more »

How to Keep Your Smile Stunning as You Age

With so much stress in our world around us, it’s easy to lose track of simple habits like brushing your teeth. This can result in dangerous health effects. Did you know there is a link between your oral health and your overall body health? Well, it’s true! As you age, you can be at higher risks for other dental conditions... read more »

What to do with a Loose or Compromised Bridge

When your bridge was installed it was securely cemented onto both abutments, with the intention that it would anchor the bridge firmly for a long time to come. However, it’s also not unheard of for a blow to the face, a hard fall or pervasive bacteria from periodontal disease to loosen or compromise the cement on one or both abutments.... read more »

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy During Your Pregnancy

Good oral health is an important component of overall wellness, and wellness helps ensure a healthy pregnancy. If you are expecting a baby, there are some things you should know about changes in and potential challenges to your oral health. The most important thing to remember about your oral health while you’re pregnant is to not let it fall by... read more »

What is Gingivitis?

Most people have heard the term gingivitis before but you might not understand the gravity of it and how it can have a serious impact on your overall oral health. On a basic level gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease the earliest symptoms include red swollen gums. Gum tissue can also bleed easily... read more »

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a procedure where gum and bone tissue are recontoured to expose more of the tooth crown, making teeth appear taller. This surgery is used to treat gum disease, fix a tooth that is broken below the gum line, or alter the appearance of teeth covered by too much gum tissue. Your dentist performs this minor surgery through... read more »