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Laser Treatment Saves Teeth

Laser Periodontal Treatment in Sacramento, CA Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology Hearing the word 'laser' might make you feel a bit apprehensive, but have no fear! Laser treatment is one of the most effective and least intensive options for cases of gum disease. You've probably heard of gingivitis, the condition characterized by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. Mild cases improve with better brushing, regular dental checkups, and antibacterial mouth rinses. However, in advanced cases where the disease threatens tooth loss (periodontitis), more professional treatment may be necessary. A dental laser uses a tiny, flexible fiber-optic cable which is only the thickness of about three human hairs. We slip the probe between your tooth and gum and ZAP, just like [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:51:33+00:00June 18th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Laser Treatment Saves Teeth

Guard Against Gum Disease

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition causes much of it, with neglect contributing a share. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, with doctors suggesting that bacteria from gums moves into the bloodstream and then to the heart, in turn, causing increased rate of heart attack and stroke. The saliva of people with gum disease also doesn't have the antioxidant effectiveness of healthy people, inhibiting the body's ability to ward off inflammation. Other possible risks from the condition may include rheumatoid arthritis, low-birth-weight and premature births, and respiratory infections. Seniors with sore gums have a higher rate of chronic illness. You can prevent gum disease by brushing properly with a soft-bristle brush and flossing [...]

By |2019-05-28T07:12:05+00:00May 14th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Guard Against Gum Disease

Your Mouth and Gum Disease

"A Family Affair" Think of the great things you've passed along to your kids: sense of humor, charm, style, wit—why, the list could go on and on of course! Unfortunately, some of the things that get passed from parent to child aren't that great. One is a predisposition towards periodontitis, or gum disease. Of the hundreds of strains of bacteria that inhabit your mouth we've turned up 5 or 6 particularly aggressive ones and labeled them "probable periodontal pathogens." These bacteria appear to be responsible for gum disease and also appear to be contagious—that is, they're spread by long-term intimate contact. The more we know about periodontitis, the more serious we're discovering it to be. It's not just a gum [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:31:57+00:00April 16th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Your Mouth and Gum Disease