The best way to combat periodontal disease is with prevention. If you are at a greater risk for gum disease you may need to pay special attention to your gums during brushing and flossing. If you are at greater risk for gum disease or exhibit any symptoms, Dr. Latypova may suggest improved periodontal maintenance. When brushing and flossing it can be helpful to remind yourself why you are doing it. Proper techniques should result in more effective plaque and tartar control. Read more.
Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the harmful bacteria found in plaque and calcified plaque (tartar). If you are diagnosed with moderate to severe periodontal disease, we may recommend a “deep” cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing can help get your gums back to a healthier state.
AIRFLOW therapy has revolutionized the way we remove stains and plaque deposits from your teeth and gingival tissues. Air polishing treatment has been around since the 1970s, but AIRFLOW therapy has some benefits over typical air polishing methods. AIRFLOW therapy involves the use of erythritol or glycine powder. Read more
During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily. Read more
Many of our patients are not just concerned with the aesthetics of their smile. They want to improve their overall facial appearance as well. The application of hyaluronic acid, or Juvéderm, can help hydrate your skin and eliminate unsightly wrinkles. We may also recommend Juvéderm to correct the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
Kateryna Latypova, DMD