Monthly Archives: May 2016

What can I do to reduce the risk of periodontal disease?

Teamwork between you and your dentist is vital to reduce the risk of recurring periodontal disease.  Regular brushing is not enough, cleaning between the teeth with floss is very important because that is where most periodontal problems occur.  There are … Continue reading

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What is a periodontal maintenance cleaning?

People who have undergone treatment, root plane and scaling, for periodontal disease will require periodontal maintenance therapy services from a dental professional.  Periodontal maintenance therapy is more than a routine dental cleaning (prophylaxis) and less than root plane and scaling.  … Continue reading

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Are there steps I can take to avoid periodontal disease?

Professional cleanings are the most important step you can take to combat periodontal disease.  The removal of tartar (calculus), which traps plaque bacteria along the gum line, can only be done by a dentist or hygienist.   Home care is also … Continue reading

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What causes periodontal disease?

When certain bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film which is constantly forming on teeth and tissue) produce toxins and enzymes, an irritation will occur to the gums causing inflammation.  This will occur if the plaque is not removed daily.   … Continue reading

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