• Is It Something I Ate?

    Obviously, nobody wants to walk around with bad breath, medically known as halitosis. But according to the experts, over half of us suffer from it. And even worse, many don’t even realize they have it! The odor is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, and poor dental hygiene. The decay and […]

  • Choosing the Right Mouth Rinse

    A short detour down the dental care aisle at your local store could take awhile if you’re looking for mouth rinses. You may find dozens of products to choose from, all promising to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath, and even more. But how do you know what to believe, and which one is right […]

  • Healthy Gums for the New Year

    When most people think of New Year’s resolutions, they think of quitting bad habits like smoking, or starting new ones, like going to the gym. Although a lot of people vow to get healthier, few would think to consider resolutions for healthier gums next year. But getting a periodontal evaluation and taking steps to improve your gum health may […]

  • A breakthrough technology, from a patient’s perspective

    Patients are often fearful of periodontal surgery, particularly of how much pain they will experience during recovery. Traditional surgery to regenerate bone lost from periodontal disease can include many stitches, gum recession, and root sensitivity for extended periods of time.  Thanks to new technology, however, you now have a better option! White and Blansett Periodontics and Dental […]

  • 2016 Fall Symposium

    On November 11th our office hosted an educational Fall Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Bentonville. A packed house of dental professionals from area dental offices attended the event, each receiving continuing education credits for their participation. Kevin Thomas, White and Blansett Nobel Biocare Sales Representative opened the symposium with discussion on “New Trends in Implant Dentistry”.  Dr. […]

  • Some habits are worth breaking

    If you brush your teeth twice a day, you may think you are well protected again tooth decay. But did you know that the way you brush your teeth can actually make you MORE susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease? We all have our own way of brushing, habits that are usually formed in our childhood. But some […]

  • Flossing: Don’t believe everything you read

    Recently it has been reported by the news media that the evidence for flossing preventing inflammation in the gums is weak. Many of the studies were done several decades ago and lasted two weeks or less. The studies lasted two weeks or less because periodontal disease can develop after two weeks of not practicing plaque control […]

  • Can kids have gum disease?

    We may associate periodontal disease with adults, but most people don’t know that children and teens are also at risk for gum disease, or its milder form, gingivitis. When bacteria and food build up on teeth and form plaque, that plaque can then harden into tartar. The more tartar on the teeth, the more plaque builds up […]

  • Eating Well After Oral Surgery

    So, you’ve scheduled an appointment with a periodontist for surgery, possibly a gum grafting procedure, or a crown lengthening. You’ve made the necessary arrangements at work, and are ready to kick back for a day or so with Netflix while you recover. But have you given much thought to what you will eat after surgery? Normal healing […]

  • Can perio treatment reduce your health care costs?

    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the health of your bank account could be affected by the health of your gums. A recent ADA Health Policy Institute study found a “statistically significant association” between periodontal care and overall health care costs among people newly diagnosed with diabetes. Health economists Kamyar Nasseh, Ph.D., and Marko […]