Archive for January 2013
On Sunday morning CBS News show was a piece on using chlorhexidine wipes to clean skin (killing bacteria more effectively) and hydrogen peroxide air purifier to sterilize hospital rooms.
In our clinic we have used chlorhexidine for many years to disinfect teeth before placing any new restoration and prescribing chlorhexidine mouthrinses for people with gum disease. And Hydrogen peroxide is prescribed in the Perio Protect trays.
There is a certain amount of tooth wear that is expected as we age. Excessive acid, bad bites, even emotional stress can contribute to excessive wear--making teeth shorter and even thinner. It happens gradually over time so that you don't notice it, but when excessive, it will make you look older than you actually are chronologically. Restoring them will provide you with a more youthfull smile. The change can be dramatic and most people even require a few weeks to adjust to the new feel, but a fuller brighter smiler always makes you look more youthful. The restorations also strengthen the weakend enamel and provide better protection for the underlying nerves.
For many years we have known of the relationship between gum disease and diabetes type II, low birth weight babies, heart attacks, strokes, alzheimer, dementia, lung diseases and pancreatic cancer. EVEN A LOW GRADE GUM DISEASE may be enough to promote these disorders. It DOES NOT have to HURT in order to be detrimental to you. By the time things hurt (or you become aware of a problem in other ways) they are usually well advanced. It appears that it is the INFLAMMATORY REACTION which is the biggest problem in aging and weakening our bodies. Ofcourse the presence of bacteria, viruses, yeasts are often the initiators. It's impossible to totally remove these things but diligent brushing, flossing and even more important using daily treatments with PERIO PROTECT trays will significantly reduce these "killers". Ask us about whether you would benefit from Perio Protect.
For years now we have been providing a whitening technique that can give you healthier gums, reduce bacteria that cause decay and reduce your risk for colds and flus, heart attacks, strokes, and many other illnesses. Perio Protect at-home daily treatments are easy to do and provide great results. Using a low dose hydrogen peroxide in the specially designed trays kills bacteria and leaves a fresh clean feel in your mouth in just 10 minutes.