What's the chance you have gum disease?

 
Did you know that 78% of the adult population has some form of periodontal disease?
 
When your gums become infected and inflamed from periodontal disease (gingivitis or periodontitis), bacteria in dental plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. The bacteria can then enter into the blood stream and travel to major organs, where new infections may begin. Ongoing research suggests that periodontal disease is linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. 

If your gums bleed or teeth look longer, contact us to discuss your periodontal health. 
Request an appointment online or call our office to schedule a personal consultation during your next visit.


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Brighter Smiles Ahead



Let's face it: one of the first things you notice about people is their smile. When you meet someone with a bright, natural smile, it catches your attention. However, over time, the natural aging process and your lifestyle (smoking, drinking coffee, tea, or wine) can stain your teeth. To get your smile back to looking its best, you should choose a whitening method that:
  • Achieves the longest-lasting results
  • Gives you the most naturally brilliant and uniform look
  • Is clinically proven to be safe and effective
  • Is administered by dental professionals
A teeth whitening treatment can make you look and feel younger, more attractive and more confident. Request an appointment online or call our office, to find out more about whitening options available for you.

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Love the Dentist? It is Possible!

This is a short video of a few patients who love their dentist, 

Dr. Ann Coambs.

 

Imagine the possibilities!

A visit to the dental office can be fun again.

Give us a call.

 

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www.ImagineDentistry.com

Do I have gum disease?

 
 
Periodontal (gum) disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, is a serious infection that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means 'around the tooth'. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) cause the gums to become inflamed.
You may be at risk of gum disease if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
  • Do your gums ever bleed?
  • Are your teeth loose?
  • Have your gums receded, or do your teeth look longer?
  • Do you smoke or use tobacco products?
  • Have you had any adult teeth extracted?
  • Has it been more than 2 years since seeing a dentist?
  • Have any of your family members had gum disease?
In the mildest form of the disease - gingivitis - the gums redden, swell and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene (poor toothbrushing habits). Gingivitis is reversible, if you receive professional dental treatment and maintain good oral home care (brushing + flossing habits).
Request an appointment online, or call our office to schedule a personal consultation during your next visit.
 
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