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Periodontal Care

Bethel PeriodontalThe gums are a crucial component of your dental makeup.

Periodontics is the dental term referring to the care and treatment of gum tissue.

The purpose of periodontics is to ensure the long-term health of your teeth and smile.

Professional Care

Preventative dentistry requires a combination of professional maintenance and home care. Without proper care, the gums are at serious risk for infection and disease caused by the build-up of plaque and tartar. Here at Bethel Dental Associates, we use surgical microscopes and x-rays to detect plaque far beneath the gum-line. Then, we can thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar using specialized cleaning techniques. When necessary, sealants and antibiotics can be used to heal and protect the gums. Regular office visits are essential for proper cleaning and early detection of infection or gum disease.

Home Care

As for home care, brushing and flossing are not just for your teeth. Performing these tasks daily is also necessary to maintain healthy gums. Brushing at least twice a day is absolutely necessary, and brushing after every meal is better. To ensure that you are brushing below the gum-line, tilt the brush towards your gums, but make sure not to brush too hard. Additionally, daily flossing is key to removing the plaque buildup in-between and around the base of your teeth.

Poor nutrition and smoking have also been linked to gum disease, so in order to take care of your dental health, it is important to care for your overall health as well.

Dr. Van Strait of Bethel Dental Associates is your CT provider for quality dental care. Call 203-730-9011 to find out more.