Periodontal Health

Optimal dental health begins with a strong foundation. Just like the strong foundation of a house, the foundation of your teeth plays a big role on your oral health and the quality of the restorative service we can provide to you.

The foundation of teeth is made up of the bone and gum tissues that support them. An oral hygiene regimen should be a combination of professional care and guidance provided by us and  proper care at home by you.

Doing your part at home to maintain your teeth clean and healthy makes the few visits to our office that much more enjoyable.For most patients that have good periodontal health, professional dental cleanings are needed anywhere from two to r four times a year depending on the amount of plaque and tartar that they accumulate.

 

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. An estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal disease can result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth, and in severe cases can cause the loss of teeth. New research has also found a link between periodontal diseases and other chronic conditions such as heart disease, inflammation and alzheimers.

Whether the disease process is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, and your compliance with your periodic professional cleanings.

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