Periodontics

5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, typically called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated.

  1. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage such as tooth loss.
  2. Practicing daily dental hygiene and having 6-month dental exams are the best way to prevent periodontal disease.
  3. Periodontal disease can be present where there is no tooth decay.
  4. Almost half of all 30+ adults in the US have periodontal disease.1
  5. In some cases, periodontal disease produces no noticeable symptoms.

Even if you don’t feel any pain in your mouth, it is critical to see your dentist regularly. To schedule a periodontal disease exam, call Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht today at 347-695-4380 .

1“Periodontal Disease Affects Nearly Half of the U.S. Population,” American Dental Association, June 15, 2015, http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/science-in-the-news/periodontal-disease-affects-nearly-half-us-population, accessed June 6, 2017

 

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease For Manhattan

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Here is some vital news for NYC residents: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what warning signs should people be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular check-ups with your dentist is another vital weapon in the fight against gum disease.

I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht. My Staten Island practice also serves the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

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The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013

 

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347-695-4380

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Staten Island, New York
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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are critical for ideal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your dentist and discuss the possibility of gum disease.

Gum disease develops when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also observe bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Hi, I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht in Staten Island. Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many important goals I have for my patients. Along with ideal dental health, I also seek to give my patients the stunning smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry.

Some effective procedures include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bonding, teeth whitening, inlays/onlays, and tooth implants. If you want to correct several unattractive features in your smile, we can design a custom smile redesign that includes a combination of these services. It is not an exaggeration to say that modern cosmetic dentistry performed with know-how truly works miracles with your smile!

Our top services here at Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht include:

 

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Our patients appreciate our comfortable office and comfortable staff. If you are looking for a local dentist with skill in preventative, general, and cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule an informative consultation by calling 347-695-4380.

 

 

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347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Hello Staten Island residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.

When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles in the pockets in front and in back of the tooth, but you need floss to clean between the teeth. Make sure you get the floss into the pocket between the teeth and scrape food particles up and out of the pocket.

Back to toothbrushing: if the toothbrush is not held at the correct angle, the bristles can’t get in the pockets to clean out the bacteria before it turns into enamel-damaging plaque. If plaque multiplies in the pockets around the teeth, the gum will start pulling away. Eventually, the pockets will become too deep for your toothbrush bristles to reach. Unfortunately, the tooth structure below the gumline is more susceptible to decay than the enamel above the gumline.

There is more than one way to damage your teeth – even if the visible parts of your teeth are cavity-free, gum disease can cause problems with the parts you can’t see.

I am Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care. My staff and I promote preventative dentistry by working with our patients of all ages to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you haven’t had a check-up in a while, or are experiencing gum soreness or recession, call Staten Island Dental Care today at 347-695-4380 to schedule a thorough tooth and gum examination in Staten Island.
During your exam, Hecht Frederick will measure the depth of the pockets around each tooth. If you already have gum disease, we will help you restore gum health.

At Staten Island Dental Care in Staten Island, we provide full general and cosmetic dental services including porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry. If you have healthy teeth and gums but want to brighten your smile, ask us about teeth bleaching in Staten Island.

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