Periodontal Disease Prevention

Prevent gum disease with the help of your Washington dentist.

shutterstock_130169234 Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a major dental problem among thousands of American adults. If left untreated, the disease can end in tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to increased risk of heart and respiratory ailments.

Dental hygiene at Marineland Dental

Periodontal disease prevention aims to keep gum tissue and supporting structures in optimum health.

At Marineland Dental, we use the most advanced techniques to prevent and treat gum disease. Dr. Hadley and our dental hygiene team create a personalized treatment plan for each patient. Your Washington dentist also performs a comprehensive evaluation and teaches habits that help prevent the onset and recurrence of periodontal disease.

We offer both in-office and at-home care to prevent gum disease. Our experienced dental team performs all procedures at our Washington dental office. We also teach patients at-home oral care, including proper nutrition, the correct way to brush and floss and other ways to maintain excellent oral health.

To learn more about periodontal disease prevention, call Marineland Dental at 509-591-0515. You may also get in touch with us by filling out our appointment form. Your Kennewick, Washington dental team is excited to meet you.

Dr Walter Hadley on Periodontal Disease Prevention – Marineland Dental Care, Kennewick, WA

We almost don’t like to tell the general public the real in depth story about periodontal disease and that is actually periodontal disease is a bacteria operating on about a 30 day cycle and a 30 hour cycle. Bacterial plaque don’t really get organized and do much damage for about 30 hours, but now most of us aren’t going to brush and floss our teeth on a 30 hour cycle, we do it to be socially acceptable more often than that. If you totally clean your teeth really, really well once a day you probably are going to prevent most periodontal disease but the teeth have to be cleaned of the stuff that’s on them by a hygienist to get you to that ground zero.

At about 30 days the colony has organized so well at the bottom of these pockets that it organizes into the spirochetes and some really nasty critters that take actually a while for them to organize. They’re the ones that do the real damage to periodontal disease. If you’ve got deep pockets you’ve got to come in to a hygienist once in a while to have those things cleaned out because you can’t get to the bottom of the pocket and at 30 days it’s starting to be bad stuff in there again.

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