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  • My gums are shrinking!
    Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Read more
  • Things You Probably Didn’t Know About New Year's Eve
    It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. the doctor and our team love it too. It’s a fresh start, Read more
  • Clean Toothbrush/Healthy Toothbrush
    We’ve all learned a lot about keeping healthy lately. Thorough hand washing, disinfecting cell phones and keyboards, wiping down shopping carts and door handles—all these low-maintenance cleaning habits can have Read more
  • Wiggle Room
    When you’re pregnant, you expect physical changes. That’s part of the excitement of the journey! What isn’t expected—and not nearly as exciting—is when your familiar smile seems to be changing Read more
  • How to Prevent Dry Socket
    When you have a tooth extracted, your body immediately sets to work to help protect the affected area. The blood that collects at the site of the extraction clots to Read more
  • What is biofilm?
    Biofilm, the protective housing for bacteria, is a hot topic in the medical and dental fields. Routinely taking an antibiotic for a bacterial infection has become more complicated because of Read more
  • Thanksgiving in North America
    Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving Read more
  • How to Choose the Best Mouthwash
    As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These three Read more
  • Improve Your Smile with Periodontal Cosmetic Enhancements
    When we think about improving our smile, we generally focus on our teeth. Are they straight enough? White enough? Your orthodontist and dentist can provide suggestions for these issues if Read more
  • Dangers of Alcohol and Oral Health
    We often have patients who ask, “Can drinking alcohol affect my oral health?” There are, in fact, a few reasons why that martini may not be good for your pearly Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • When should I see a periodontist?
    There are several conditions that might require a visit to the periodontist. Periodontists like the doctor are specialists in the treatment of gum disease and problems affecting the tissue surrounding Read more
  • I have halitosis. What can I do?
    Halitosis is the fancy, scientific word for “bad breath.” the doctor and our team know there are several reasons why you may have halitosis; let’s look at a few: Gum disease Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Jeannie Chung, DDS, MS, Inc. Specialist in Periodontics, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance Read more
  • Navigating the World of Dental Insurance Terminology
    Unless you work for an insurance company, you probably do not spend a lot of your time studying all the terminology that dental insurance companies use to describe the treatments Read more
  • Gum Disease Prevention
    Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums, periodontal ligament, and bone that surround and support the teeth. Gum disease includes gingivitis (the Read more