Gum Disease: Age and Gender

While everyone is vulnerable to gum disease–men, women, and children–research has shown that men tend to have a higher risk of gum disease. Why? Perhaps because they are not seeing a dentist regularly or are not as consistent with good oral hygiene habits. Let’s take a closer look at periodontitis... Read more »


The practice of periodontics isn’t something that most people are familiar with. However, this branch of the dentistry world plays a huge role in long-term oral health for a wide variety of people. We believe that knowing as much as you can about the dental world is key to avoiding... Read more »

The First Stage of Gum Disease Is Gingivitis

If you have noticed that your teeth feel more sensitive and your gums are looking red, inflamed or swollen, or you have chronic bad breath, we invite you to speak with our periodontist about gingivitis. This is the initial stage of gum disease, and while it is a common oral... Read more »

Do I Need a Bone Graft?

When your oral health gets to a certain bad point, you may end up being be faced with quite a few different procedure choices to help bring your oral health back to where it should be. One of the procedures you may have to undergo is a bone graft. Most... Read more »

Got Questions About Scaling and Root Planing? Here Are Your Answers

Your dentist, Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton, offers scaling and root planing in Lawrence, Kansas, which is a beneficial treatment that is also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy. It is a deep and thorough cleaning of the tooth roots that involves removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces as well as... Read more »

Reverse Gum Disease Today!

Did you know, gum disease could be treated? In fact, gum disease can be reversed with proper care and professional treatment. Without help, you could risk losing your teeth as well as other conditions. To help you understand how to reverse your gum disease, our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton... Read more »

Blaze a New Path to Oral Health Success with Gum Disease Risk Factor Prevention

Did you know that gum disease is a progressive disease that can advance over several stages and slowly destroy your smile? This is because gum disease consists of infections of your gum tissue and can spread until tooth loss occurs. To help protect your smile against the risk of gum... Read more »

Which Is Better for Your Teeth, Plain Water or Sparkling Water?

As part of healthier resolutions for the year, quite a few folks have decided to replace their sugary sodas and sports drinks with more healthy versions. One of the more popular alternatives is sparkling water, which offers a little more oomph than plain water. Our Lawrence Periodontics, LLC team is... Read more »

Pregnancy Gingivitis

You’re into your second month of pregnancy and everything is going well. Your pregnancy weight is healthy, you are getting regular exercise, and you keep all of your prenatal checkups. Everything may seem like it’s going just right, but have you gone to the dentist lately? If not, your baby’s... Read more »

Helpers To Prevent Gum Disease: Brushing and Flossing

It is vital to take care of your gums if you want a healthy mouth. We normally talk about brushing and flossing for healthy teeth, but it turns out they are they key to taking care of your gums, as well. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is caused by an... Read more »