Flossing and Gum Disease

Did you know that daily flossing can add years to your life ?
Gum disease is a low grade bacterial infection also called Pyorrhea or periodontal disease.
With time , food and bacteria collect between the teeth and gums and if not adequately cleaned , the bacteria travel deeper under the gumline. With time, pockets form in susceptible patients that cannot be reached even with good tooth brushing and flossing. Eventually, the gum tissue and supporting bone are slowly destroyed if not treated and the teeth become loose .

We now know that this ongoing bacterial infection in the mouth has consequences in the rest of the body .
The research is definitive and shows a strong link between periodontal disease  and increased rates of cardiovascular disease. Gum disease has also been linked to gastric ulcer reinfection , pulmonary infections and makes control of blood sugar levels more difficult in diabetic patients and the list goes on...

SEE ALSO: Treating gum disease may lessen the burden of heart disease, diabetes, other conditions
The progression of gum disease can be stopped if the bacteria and debris are removed and the pockets decontaminated . There are a variety of techniques available to successfully achieve this.
We are innovative in our treatment approach , use cutting edge technology and time tested protocols to obtain the best clinical results and eliminate the inflammation in the mouth. Your health is our priority !

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To learn more about the importance of flossing and the proper techniques, contact our office to schedule a consultation with our team!

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