Why Patients Should Know the Anatomy of the Mouth

Why Patients Should Know the Anatomy of the Mouth

How well do you know the anatomy of the mouth? Hear Dr. Jack Gruber talk about important dental issues in this video.

What is Tartar?

In this PeriClean dental health video Dr. Jack Gruber D.D.S explains what tartar is in simple terms.

Is Plaque Hard?

How hard to you think plaque is? Find out in this PeriClean dental health library video. BRUSH SMARTER, NOT HARDER with the PeriClean Ultra Soft Toothbrush.

Dr. Jack Gruber Named Teacher of the Year by Northwell Health

We are proud to share that Dr. Jack Gruber, creator of the PeriClean and PeriKids Ultra Soft Specialty Toothbrushes, has received the 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award from Northwell Health!


Read why Dr. Gruber was selected for this honor:

“While deciding who should be nominated for teacher of the year, it was necessary to consider what constitutes a truly great teacher. It became clear that describing a great teacher and describing Dr. Gruber are one and the same. The list of teachers we’ve all had over the years is endless; however the list of those we’ve learned from is undoubtedly shorter. Dr. Gruber is someone we continue to learn from both in and outside the operatory. His skill as a practitioner is obvious, but his character with all those he encounters whether they are patients, staff, or first year residents is what makes him a unique and admirable individual. When faced with a question or concern, the person to turn to is Dr. Gruber. His kindness, understanding, listening ear, and willingness to help are only a few of the reasons we have chosen to nominate him as teacher of the year. Our patients have Dr. Gruber to thank for pushing each and every one of us to be the best practitioner we can be.”

Excellent work, Dr. Gruber!


Dr. Jack Gruber is a renowned Periodontist whose experience spans over 40 years as a pioneer in Periodontal Medicine. He maintains an active private practice and has treated thousands of patients with all forms of periodontal disease. Dr. Gruber is an accomplished Periodontal Surgeon and trains Dentists on how to excel in their craft. He is an accomplished instructor, lecturer and researcher who contributes immeasurably to the field of Dentistry and to the health of his patients.

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Protecting Teeth and Gums from Bone Loss and Sensitivity

Did you know that both your tooth enamel and gums are extremely thin? Tooth enamel is actually about the thickness of an egg shell, while gums are merely paper-thin!

Due to the fragility that this creates, brushing too hard can break down tooth enamel and wear away gums. If you’ve experienced sensitive teeth, it could very well be due to gum recession, which can lead to bone loss and sensitivity.

However, there is a way you can help prevent this! Brushing with the ultra-soft PeriClean reduces the chances of damage from vigorous brushing, thus protecting teeth and gums.

The Role of the Dental Hygienist in the Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity

Many Americans experience dentin hypersensitivity – or sensitive teeth, as we typically call it – but many do not think to ask their dental hygienist for ways to care for and possibly rehabilitate this painful issue. Dental hygienists can offer advice on brushing techniques, diet, and other factors that may ease sensitivity. Most importantly, if a hygienist is aware of the issue, they can track the progress of dentin hypersensitivity from appointment to appointment. To learn more, click here.

Dentin Hypersensitivity and Gingival Recession

One of the leading causes of dentin hypersensitivity (sensitive teeth) is gingival recession. Gingival recession can be caused by many factors, but the two main causes typically have to do with anatomic factors or oral hygiene habits. While gingival recession is easily preventable, it can also very easily occur, even to the most oral-hygiene-attentive patients. To learn more, click here.

Dentin Hypersensitivity: Current State of the Art and Science

Over the years, the history and causes of dentin hypersensitivity have been thoroughly researched. It has been found that dentin hypersensitivity is frequently found in those with periodontal disease. The factors that can lead to dentin hypersensitivity include loss of enamel and cracked teeth – occurrences that wear down the tooth and expose dentin, therefore making it more susceptible to sensitivity. To learn more about the history and causes of dentin hypersensitivity, click here.

The Causes of Loose Teeth with Dr. Jack Gruber DDS

What causes loose teeth? Find out with Dr. Jack Gruber DDS as he discusses the causes of loose teeth and how to prevent it from happening.

What Are Teeth? Dr. Jack Gruber DDS Explains

What are teeth? Join Dr. Jack Gruber DDS on a fascinating journey into the anatomy of teeth. You’ll learn what teeth really are, how things can go wrong with them and how to keep them healthy and strong for a lifetime.