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 »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Gregg Balis DDS, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »