Did you know that there is a STRONG link between oral health and your general health? Periodontal (Gum) Disease has been linked to Heart attacks, Stroke, Diabetes amongst many other systemic health conditions!
The health of your gums and teeth is important in preventing gum disease. Healthy gums DO NOT bleed! Just like building homes on a solid foundation, we at Brampton Dental Arts focus on establishing a good foundation for your teeth… and it all starts with keeping your gum and bone in a strong, healthy state. If left unclean, you may develop Periodontal Disease, which is the number one cause of tooth loss today.
Factors that can increase your risk of developing gum disease are:
- Plaque and tarter on the teeth
- Heart Disease
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause
Our Solution: Soft Tissue Management Program™ (STM)
The goal of our Soft Tissue Management™ treatment program is to resolve the signs of inflammation, reduce pocket depths and detectable plaque to a level associated with periodontal health. Ideally we can stop the progression of periodontal disease.
The program consists of the most gentle cleaning with a piezo scaler: a laser like instrument which is quick and painless. Scaling and root planing with hand instruments will be meticulously carried out by your hygienist, along with an in office irrigation treatment with warmed medicaments: Chlorhexidine and Fluoride; which are known to aid in the healing process.
Included in this STM program is the finest motorized toothbrush in the industry: ROTADENT. This toothbrush is only dispensed by a dental office and carries a limited lifetime guarantee. We will show you how to use it with the medicaments at home, along with a customized instruction of other oral hygiene aids. We will provide you with “Perioguard” (a bacteriostatic mouth rinse which aids in healing after periodontal treatment). By undergoing the STM program our hope is you will avoid or limit the need for periodontal surgery.
Remember, this is a co-ordinated effort between yourself and your hygienist, and together we can prevent your gums or your bone from deteriorating, thereby solidifying the foundation for your teeth for many years to come.