35, approximately three out of four adults develop some form of gum disease.
your oral hygiene habits are poor, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis. This
disease attacks your gums, bones and supporting structures of your teeth.
You can never completely get rid of all the
bacteria in your mouth but brushing and flossing make sure the number of bacteria
you do have is in a safe range. A common mistake most people make is to brush
but not floss. This allows bacteria to build up to dangerous levels between
your teeth where brushing alone cannot reach. When any one group or family
of bacteria begin to dominate their levels of toxins increase to a
point where they cause an infection.
The good news is that in moderate gingivitis:
structure around the teeth has yet been lost.
It is preventable.
Easier to treat in a non-surgical manner.
Less costly to treat in its early stages.
gum tissue to a spotlessly clean root surface
And it is reversible through:
Professional treatments-to remove this harmful bacterial growth from you
teeth and gums.
white program which includes two sessions:
A. Session 1:
1. Full mouth debridement to
above the gum line
2. Irrigation with medications
3. Perio bag including home care
4. Oral hygiene instructions
B. Session 2:
1. Remeasuring and updating perio charting
2. Cleaning with fluoride
3. Oral hygiene instruction
month recare visit to remove the tartar, which harbors and nurtures the growth of
Good brushing for a
minimum of twice a day and after meals (if possible) using your soft bristled
perio instrument (Rota-dent) for at least two
4. Daily flossing
Start cleaning BETWEEN your
teeth. Periodontal disease begins
between the teeth. The area
between the teeth are more prone to
infection than facial or tongue gum tissue
surfaces simply by anatomy. This
tissue is not keratinized like tissue found
on the facial and tongue surfaces.
Non-keratinized tissue is more susceptible
to breakdown. It is also a very
protected area, NOT reached by brushing or
Since the disease starts between the teeth, it makes sense to
start cleaning in between the teeth and than brush. You
can clean this area with interdental
brushes, picks, sticks, oral
irrigation, and automatic flossers.
remember this disease needs to be treated both in the office and
Use of Periogard, an antimicrobial medicated mouthrinse.
6. Daily fluoride treatments.
Do not smoke or use alcoholic
your gums are inflamed.
Good dietary habits.
Cut back on foods and beverages that contain sugar.
On going education about your
To insure successful results following periodontal treatments, patient
cooperation in maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential.
If left untreated,
gingivitis will develop into periodontitis or severe gum disease, which will