Take These Three Steps Toward a Life Free of Gum Disease

Also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, gum disease is the leading cause of American adults losing their teeth. If gum disease does not receive timely professional attention, it will continue to get worse and lead to serious tooth loss and jawbone damage. To prevent gum disease from developing, Dr.... Read more »

Brighten Your Loved One’s Smiles With These Gifts

This year, brighten your loved ones smiles with these healthy gift-giving ideas. Our Gregg Balis DDS team has some fun yet practical choices to help the people you love to flash their best smiles. - Does someone on your list have a hard time brushing for two minutes, twice a... Read more »

A Damaged Partial Denture Needs to Be Examined and Addressed

The partial denture created for you by the oral care specialists at Gregg Balis DDS was designed and created from durable dental materials intended to restore your basic oral function. Most of these removable dental appliances also incorporate small elements of hardware to help lock them in place with the... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Molars with Dental Sealants

A quick glance at the inside of your mouth will show that not all of your teeth have the same shape. That’s because not all of your teeth have the same function. For example, your back teeth, known as your premolars and molars are designed to grind your food to... Read more »

How Can I Help My Teenager Have a Top-Notch Oral Health and Smile?

Did you know cavities are most often found in people’s smiles who range from 5 to 17 years of age? Well, it's true, which means your teen is vulnerable to a decayed smile. Fortunately, your teen can maintain a strong and healthy smile with your help. Our dentist, Dr. Gregg... Read more »

All about Cold Sores

Cold sores are symptoms of a contagious viral infection that is very common among the general population. In fact, it is estimated that 90% of adults worldwide carry the virus, whether or not they have ever manifested its symptoms. Cold sores have three general stages.      For a day or so,... Read more »

Salivary Glands: Winning the War for Oral Health

Did you know that your salivary glands play an essential part in maintaining your oral health? These fantastic glands are often disregarded, but fact is they fight like winners. Our dentist and team in Palm Desert, California, are pleased to report exactly how this works. Many foods you eat have... Read more »

Let’s Look at the Anatomy of the Tooth!

You’ve always been told to take care of your smile by brushing twice a day and flossing daily, but have your ever taken into consideration what your tooth is composed of? Having a more in-depth understanding of your tooth’s anatomy will not help you understand your teeth more, but give... Read more »

A Dental Filling Can Be Used to Treat a Tooth Suffering from a Cavity

If you aren't diligent with your daily oral hygiene routine, or you put off your routine dental checkup with Dr. Gregg Balis a cavity could develop on one of your teeth. Early symptoms often include discomfort when chewing, sensitivity limited to the distressed tooth or a noticeable change in texture.... Read more »

Quality Oral Hygiene Products Are a Key Component of an Effective Oral Hygiene Routine

The American Dental Association advocates an effective and consistent daily oral hygiene routine as the first line of prevention against cavities and periodontal disease. This starts with brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day. The quality of the oral hygiene products you use is very important... Read more »