A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body. It is something that everyone needs to understand. Neglecting your oral health will create problems for you and will make it impossible for you to achieve the perfect fit body that you dream of having!

Plaque and gum diseases are some of the problems that can lead to serious oral health issues. Not cleaning the plaque from the teeth for a long time can turn it into tartar. The hardened plaque is a serious problem, and you will need professional treatment for it. Even the gum disease starts with gingivitis and can lead to advanced periodontitis in no time if not taken care of in its initial stage.

Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal or gum diseases, which starts with inflammation and bleeding in gums. Bleeding gums is a common problem, and ti becomes visible while flossing and brushing the teeth. When one spits out the toothpaste, they can see blood in it, which is a sign of gingivitis.

Treatment of Gingivitis at Home

When you fall victim to gingivitis, it is not something to worry about. You can stop gingivitis from turning into advanced periodontitis if you take proper care. You can visit a dental expert for advice on how to treat gingivitis, and there are a lot of home remedies that can help you cure gingivitis.

General Treatments

You can treat the mildest form of gingivitis with general oral care. Brushing your teeth thrice a day, and flossing once every day are ways that can prevent your gingivitis from worsening. For the best results, you may choose an electric toothbrush with soft bristles. Moreover, you need to make a habit of replacing your toothbrush every three months. Giving up bad habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco can even contribute to a healthy mouth.

Salt-Water Treatments

Saltwater treatments provide exceptional results for gingivitis victims. Rinsing your mouth with salt water can reduce the inflammation in your gums. Salt can work as a disinfectant that can help your body heal itself. Besides reducing inflammation in the gums, it helps in easing the pain, reduces bacteria, removes food particles, and relieves you from bad breath.


Oil-pulling treatments are also very helpful for oral health and treating gingivitis. You need to swish oil around in your mouth for at least 30 minutes every day. It helps in eliminating toxins in your mouth and even improves your oral health. The best types of oil-pulling treatments include coconut and arimedadi oil-pulling.


If saltwater treatment is not working for you, you must choose advanced mouthwashes. The best mouthwashes for treating gingivitis includes lemongrass oil mouthwash, aloe vera, tea-tree oil, sage, and guava leaf mouthwash. 

Other Options

Other ways to address gingivitis in your gums involves topical treatments such as clove application and turmeric gels. Make sure not to overlook the signs of gingivitis as it can make things worse for you and even affect your overall health.

If you have any additional questions about descaling or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky, our periodontist in downtown Denver & Centennial, CO!

Rope Surgery

The wisdom teeth or third molars appear between 15 and 25 years old. In most cases, it comes out in a bad position, partially or fully through the gum or bone covered. This situation can cause pain, inflammation, infections, tooth decay, development of cysts and tumors or periodontal disease in neighboring teeth.

Therefore, oral surgeons, on many occasions, recommend their removal during their eruption to avoid possible complications in the future. It is convenient to analyze each particular case and perform the necessary complementary radiological tests.

The Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth

It is a quick and painless intervention, between 10 and 30 minutes long and generally under local anesthesia. Recovery is usually between 2-3 days, as long as minimally invasive techniques are used and the recommended postoperative guidelines are followed.

Tooth Surgery

Sometimes the canines (fangs) can be retained inside the palate or jaw and not appear in the mouth. It is very important to make an early diagnosis that allows you to take them to their usual location on time. To move the canine to its normal position and align it with the rest of the teeth, a small surgery is performed to expose it (fenestration) and the rest of the teeth are aligned and aligned by orthodontic treatment. On rare occasions, usually due to a late diagnosis, removal of the included canine may be necessary – the surgical intervention is similar to the removal of the wisdom tooth.

The Fenestration or Extraction

Extraction of any tooth included (which has not come out in the mouth) is necessary to avoid pain, infection, tooth decay, the appearance of cysts or tumors and damage and periodontal disease in neighboring teeth.

It is a quick and painless intervention lasting 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. Recovery does not usually take more than 2-3 days with minimally invasive techniques and proper application of postoperative guidelines.

Periapical Surgery (Apicetomy)

It is the type of surgery that is applied as a last resort to preserve a tooth affected by a periapical infection that after a correct (endodontic) duct treatment has not had results. This happens very rarely and it is when we resort to periapical surgery that will eliminate the infection in most cases. The periapical surgery is to access the root end of the affected tooth, clean the area, making apicectomy and seal hermetically (retrograde approach) to prevent reinfection. It is also performed on teeth associated with inflammatory cysts (root cyst) that usually form after chronic asymptomatic infections. Periapical surgery is an intervention whose duration does not exceed the hour and is fast recovery, between 2-4 days. It can be performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

Periodontal Therapy (Gums)

Periodontal surgery is usually necessary when gum disease and periodontium (the tissues that support the tooth in the bone) are relatively advanced. There are many types of periodontal surgery:

  • Resective or bag reduction surgery that involves surgically reducing the deeper periodontal pockets.

  • Periodontal regenerative surgery in which it is intended to recover the lost bone that surrounds a tooth through bone regeneration techniques, either with bone substitutes or with proteins derived from enamel.

  • Mucogingival surgery or gingival plastic surgery deals with a set of surgical techniques of connective grafting that allows to solve recessions or gingival retractions. Sometimes, it is also necessary to eliminate excess gums (gingivectomies).

  • Periodontal surgery is a painless intervention with a rapid recovery period, which is usually 2-3 days.

Contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky

If you have any additional questions about oral surgeries or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky, our periodontist in downtown Denver & Centennial, CO!

We will talk about what leads to the formation of cracks and how to deal with them in this article.

Enamel is the top coating of the tooth and one of the important parts that protects the tooth from the harmful effects and damage. It is enamel that gives our smile sparkling snow-white. It is all the more important to keep this coverage intact. Sometimes, smiling at your reflection, you can notice cracks in the enamel – first barely visible, then more and more noticeable. What leads to the formation of cracks and how to deal with them?

How to Protect Yourself from Cracks in Enamel

A crack is a split in the dentition. Cracks in the enamel look like small darkened strings. The older the crack, the more noticeable it is. Love for coloring food and drinks (tea, coffee) makes the damage even more visible. The split begins as a slight damage to the upper layer; however, in the absence of timely treatment, the split will deepen. This, in turn, can lead to serious consequences from tooth decay to complete tooth loss.

Preventing cracks is easier than curing. The most common causes of cracking on enamel are:

  • Temperature differences
  • Mechanical injuries (attempt to crack hard)
  • Lack of essential trace elements in the body
  • Natural disposition

Therefore, watch your daily diet – exclude sugar, soda, and also too cold or too hot foods. Do not get involved in solid foods like crackers and never crack nuts with your teeth. If you smoke, try to stop smoking. And, of course, do not forget to brush your teeth twice a day and visit the dentist at least twice a year. All this will help reduce the risk of cracks and make your teeth stronger and healthier.

Treatment and Restoration of the Tooth Surface

If cracks in the enamel have already appeared, then do not delay the trip to the doctor. A specialist will examine the oral cavity and give recommendations for treatment. First you have to undergo a thorough examination to find out the reasons – thereby, the dentist will choose the best method for further treatment. In dentistry, a whole range of strengthening procedures has been developed, one of which is remineralization. Thanks to this procedure, enamel is enriched with useful trace elements and restores its natural protective qualities. After completion of treatment, it is possible to coat the teeth with a special varnish for strengthening. Guaranteed protection of the enamel from damage is given for about six months, after which the process is recommended to be repeated, since the varnish is almost completely worn out by this time.

Contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky

If you have any additional questions about enamel or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brian Gurinsky, our periodontist in downtown Denver & Centennial, CO!