Dr. Ayham Nahhas is the owner of Wave Dental in Houston, Texas, a small, locally-owned business that puts patients first.

Severe gumline recession, before and after a gum treatment.

What Is Gum Recession?

What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession happens when the root of your tooth is not covered by your gums. Let’s talk about the causes of and treatments for gum recession. While healthy gums usually attach to the teeth at a level that completely covers the root, this is not the case with receding gums. Gingival…

Photos show teeth before and after a deep teeth cleaning

Before & After: Deep Cleaning

Has it been a while since you had your teeth cleaned? The plaque on our teeth tends to accumulate calcium and other minerals, becoming hard and sticky over time. This harder substance, called tartar or calculus, causes inflammation of the gums that can lead to chronic infection and bone loss, not to mention bad breath!