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This page is for the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY of all things related to Periodontists for patients who are navigating the world of periodontal treatments.

WHAT IS A PERIODONTIST?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

THE HELPFUL GUIDE TO

GUM DISEASE

Periodontal Disease (or Gum Disease) is a leading cuase

of tooth loss and may be associated with other chronic

diseases, including Diabetes and Heart Disease.

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ALL INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY

UNDERSTANDING PERIODONTAL

TREATMENTS AND

PROCEDURES

Periodontists are dentistry's experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. Periodontists are also experts in replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

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ALL INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY

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FLUORIDE : THE SUPERHERO OF CAVITY FIGHTING

Everyone's heard of Fluoride but what exactly is it? And how does it work to prevent cavities? Dr. Jane Gillette of the American Dental Association takes a look at the science inside your mouth.

Find more information about fluoride by visiting ada.org/fluoride

HOW TO FLOSS YOUR TEETH

A brief video on the proper technique for flossing your teeth.

Find more information about flossing your teeth

by visiting mouthhealthy.org