The Heller Siblings’ Secrets to a Healthy Life

Recently we asked Dr. Heller’s children, Teigan and Rigley to explain what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle. Here are their sage solutions! Teigan Heller When you feel good, you can be healthy. However, achieving a healthy lifestyle isn’t always “As easy as it looks!! Many people don’t frequently visit the dentist. This is a problem. Periodontal Associates works to... read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Biomimetic Dentistry

What is biomimetic dentistry? Biomimetic dentistry is a modern approach to restorative dentistry that aims to mimic teeth’ natural structure, function, and aesthetics. The term “biomimetic” comes from the Greek words “bios,” meaning life, and “mimesis,” meaning imitation. Biomimetic dentistry seeks to replicate healthy teeth’ natural properties to restore damaged or decayed teeth to their original strength and beauty. Biomimetic... read more »

Everything you need to know about bruxism and night guards

Bruxism is a fairly common problem in both kids and adults alike. If you wake up feeling sore, especially in your jaw, and never seem to understand what’s causing this pain, worry no more. We know what’s causing the problem, and we’re here to help you alleviate your symptoms and cure the pain! If you’ve been experiencing regular headaches, jaw... read more »

The Role of Vaping in Gum Disease

In recent years, vaping has been on the rise, especially among the younger generation. Although many consider it to be a safer alternative to conventional smoking, it isn’t completely harmless. It’s no secret that vaping is harmful to the body in countless ways. But did you know that vaping can harm your gums, too? Continue reading to learn how it... read more »

How to Tell That You’re in Good Hands

Dental health plays a big role in maintaining our general body health. Just like you wouldn’t trust any medical doctor to perform heart surgery on you, you should never trust just any dentist with your oral health. With so many dentists located all around town, making the decision to go to the right one can often be very tricky. It’s... read more »

Gum Disease and Systemic Health

Not taking good care of your teeth and gums can lead to more than just cavities and bad breath. Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Gum disease can increase your risk of developing or predisposing you to health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gut issues, preterm labor, respiratory disease, and even Alzheimer’s. Conversely, periodontal... read more »

All You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of your mouth. They may erupt in both the upper and lower arches of both sides, usually between the ages of 17-25.   We commonly tend to associate wisdom teeth with pain and swelling around the mouth. This is because most people do not have enough... read more »