The Perio Protect Method
A better way to fight gum disease. Doctor-prescribed. Patient-applied.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 80% of adults in the US have some form of gum disease. Many people don’t know that they have the disease and others don’t take it seriously enough. But treatment is important. Not only is gum disease the number one cause of tooth loss, but research has also linked oral bacterial infections to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic health conditions.
Oral bacteria enters the body through infected gum tissue. Gum disease starts when bacterial communities, called biofilms, form in periodontal pockets below the gum line. The biofilms cause infections and small, bleeding wounds in the tissue, through which bacteria may enter the blood stream and spread throughout the body.
Symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Spaces developing between your teeth
- Receding gums
- Loose or mobile teeth
If you have gum disease, we recommend coming in to get fitted for Perio Trays®, a minimally invasive, highly effective gum disease treatment.