Periodontics – White Plains

Periodontics

At White Plains Family Dental Arts, our periodontist utilizes the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques to effectively treat your gum issues.

You can trust that our team will provide you with the highest quality care and personalized treatment to improve your oral health.

Don't let gum disease get you down
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Shayna Stephens
February 15, 2024

They are awesome here.Always a laugh and good oral care. Would definitely recommend. Shout out to Claudia the best dental hygienist!!!!!

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Amanda Cuevas
January 25, 2024

Just visited one of the best dentist office I’ve ever experienced. Most people like myself think of a dentist as the boogeyman but when I tell you each and everyone of the staff is absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and with great attitudes. The Doctor was exceptional and very informative and did amazing work on my chipped tooth. My favorite part of it all was how gentle the hygiene tech was in my cleaning. Highly recommended and will for sure be visiting again for future dental work. Keep up the good job !

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Mercedes Ferreira
January 15, 2024

Hoy fui a mi cita dental un poco nerviosa porque Le temo mucho a las inyecciones pero la verdad que el doctor logró que me relajara y fue una buena experiencia

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M M
January 11, 2024

My mother went for a CT scan and everyone made her feel welcome, what a friendly staff!. Dadi provided all the information and helped my mom feel comfortable during the process. The facilities are new and clean, I highly recommend this place.

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nik mullings
November 30, 2023

I had an emergency and I was referred to White Plains family dentistry. When I tell you everyone was excellent in the service that was provided. Receptionist, Billing, Dr. Daniel and his assistant excellent. I walked away feeling great. If you need work done or have an emergency. Please give them a call.

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Frank Minio
November 30, 2023

Dr Danial was amazing - fixed a chipped tooth and gave me detailed advice for preventing in the future. Quick and painless!

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Take Care of Your Gums: Learn What Periodontal Disease Is and How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Are you aware of the importance of maintaining healthy gums? 

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, can be detrimental to your oral health, and in extreme cases, it can even lead to tooth loss. In this article, we will explore what periodontal disease is, its causes, and most importantly, how to prevent it.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a persistent infection that attacks the gums and bone that support your teeth. The infection begins when bacteria from plaque buildup and cause inflammation in the gums. There are two main stages of gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is the milder form of gum disease, characterized by swollen and bleeding gums. It is usually reversible through proper oral hygiene and professional dental cleaning. However, if left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis.

Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease that affects the bone and tissue that support the teeth. This can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Symptoms include swollen gums, bad breath, and painful chewing.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Several factors can contribute to periodontal disease, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Poor nutrition

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

The good news is that periodontal disease is preventable through proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Here are some tips to keep your gums healthy:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, using fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
  • Quit smoking or tobacco use.
  • Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups every six months to detect and treat any oral problems early.

Treatment for Periodontal Disease

If you suspect that you have periodontal disease, seek treatment from a periodontist as soon as possible. They can diagnose the disease and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment options may include:

  • Scaling and root planing: a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gum line.
  • Pocket reduction surgery: a procedure to remove bacteria and smooth the tooth root surface.
  • Soft tissue grafts: a surgical procedure to repair receding gums.
  • Bone grafts: a surgical procedure to replace lost bone due to periodontitis.
  • Dental implants: an option for tooth replacement for severe cases of tooth loss.

Maintaining healthy gums is crucial to your overall oral health. Take care of your gums by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding risk factors, and scheduling regular dental check-ups. By doing so, you can prevent periodontal disease and keep your teeth healthy for life.

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