How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?
In today’s age of dentistry, there are a number of treatments that can be employed to stop the progression of periodontal disease and improve overall gum health. Some of the more traditional means for treating gum disease include deep scaling and root planing, which are designed to remove bacteria, tartar, and plaque located deep within the gums. In addition to these techniques, Dr. Don Chiappetti and Dr. Jonathan Coombs offer laser gum treatment at Scottsdale Smile Center. This advanced approach […]Read More
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease – commonly referred to as gum disease – is a condition caused by an accumulation of detrimental bacteria and plaque in between the gums and teeth. The good news is, gum disease can often be successfully prevented (or sometimes reversed) when proper plaque control and oral hygiene habits are practiced. First and foremost, brushing and flossing on a daily basis is essential to preventing the development of periodontal disease. Brushing with a dentist-approved toothbrush can help remove harmful […]Read More
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease, which is also referred to as periodontal disease, is primarily caused by a buildup of harmful plaque and bacteria between the teeth and gums. That said, there are a number of factors that can be key contributors to the development of gum disease, including: Bad dental hygiene – Failing to brush and floss on an everyday basis can make it easier for plaque and harmful bacteria to accumulate on the teeth. Even when these habits are followed, however, […]Read More