At Perfect Smiles, we provide comprehensive periodontal dental care. Now you can see a trusted periodontist in the comfort of our full-service dental office. You won’t have to make an appointment with a separate office and travel across town! We aim to make your dental care convenient, efficient, and rewarding.

Here you’ll feel confident and cared for by the dental team you know, while receiving the specialized periodontal care that you need. Our staff periodontist, has extensive training and experience in contemporary periodontal procedures such as cosmetic gum reshaping, dental implants, and gum disease therapy.

GUM DISEASE:                                                                                                                                It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Don’t think it’s your problem? Conservative estimates report that up to 80 percent of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form.

Seventy percent of adult tooth loss is attributable to gum disease. Recent research shows a link between patients who have gum disease and those who suffer from strokes, heart attacks, or complications with diabetes or pregnancy. Gum disease is silent, in that early symptoms may be painless and mild, like swollen gums or bleeding while brushing. Regular dental check-ups are vital because a professional can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in the early stages before major problems arise.

CAUSE AND EFFECT

Several factors contribute to periodontal disease: plaque buildup, heredity, and lifestyle choices. By far, the most common and controllable factor is bacterial plaque — the sticky, colorless film produced by normal oral bacteria. Bacteria release toxins that break down the natural fibers that bond gums to teeth.

When this occurs, pockets between the gums and teeth form, and more bacteria and toxins hide, flourish, and destroy your gums and teeth. Over time, this process can affect not only gums, teeth, and bone within the mouth, but also overall health. Bacteria in your mouth will be inadvertently ingested, and this can compromise your whole-body health.

MAINTAINING GOOD PERIODONTAL HEALTH

Regular dental visits at least every six months allow us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your gums. You should also brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use good mouth rinses at home. We will recommend the products that will optimize your oral home care, and we can also show you the best methods for brushing and flossing. If you have overcome periodontal disease, we will recommend frequent check-ups to ensure your mouth stays healthy for a lifetime.