Archive for August, 2017

Why do you poke my gums at my checkup?

Many new patients tell Dr Garrett they have never had a hygienist poke their gums with that measuring thing. What we are doing is measuring your gum height above the bone level to check for infections in your gums. This is called periodontal probing. A healthy mouth will have gum heights of 1-3mm. If you have […]