Gum health and your overall health are deeply connected. As science and research progress each year, we’re learning more about how periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more serious overall health complications such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. If you’ve got problems, don’t worry! We have solutions that are highly effective and affordable. At Dentistry on the Square, we offer prescription-strength Prevident treatment. This type of fluoridated toothpaste is used at home, once daily to help give weak, cavity-prone teeth a dose of essential vitamins. It also helps to prevent unwanted, uncomfortable tooth sensitivity.
We might talk to you about Peridex. It’s a prescription-strength mouth rinse that’s used to treat mild cases of gum disease. The active ingredient known as chlorhexidine immediately destroys nasty bacteria and continues to do so even after you rinse it out.
For our more seasoned or geriatric patients in need of periodontal therapy, we teach something called adaptive brushing to help keep you safe from the spread of nasty gum disease.