Gum Recession

Gum Recession

Healthy gums function to keep the teeth tightly anchored, covering the entire length of the root. Gum recession refers to the process of gum tissue gradually pulling back from the teeth to reveal tooth roots. The exposure of tooth roots can be a serious health concern...
Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, and Hyer want you to become more familiar with different sedation options that we provide at Periodontal Associates during surgeries. What is sedation? The definition of sedation is the administration of a sedative drug to produce a...
Stop Getting Visits from The Tooth Fairy

Stop Getting Visits from The Tooth Fairy

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, and Hyer want to let you know that February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day! When you were younger, losing your baby teeth was exciting because you earned a visit from the tooth fairy. You also knew that another tooth would soon take...
Is Your Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day?

Is Your Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day?

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand and Hyer would like you to know that there is a link between the health of your gums, and the health of your heart. How could those two possibly be related? Well, everyone is aware of what plaque is, right? It’s that buildup of bacteria,...
Quick Tips for Healthy Oral Hygiene

Quick Tips for Healthy Oral Hygiene

Improving your oral hygiene by adding small changes to your daily routine can make all of the difference in achieving oral health. All of our doctors here at Periodontal Associates in Aurora and Littleton help create a system that works for you. Following these quick...
Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia

Are you embarrassed with your smile… you are not alone! For the longest time I have always had plaque buildup on my teeth.  My gums were always inflamed, sore and bleeding. When it came to visiting the dentist, it was incredibly embarrassing for me, and I would put my...