Protect Your Gums With Dr. Charles Smith

When it comes to maintaining optimal oral health, quality periodontal care is essential. At Sterling Heights Dentistry, Sterling Heights dentist Dr. Charles Smith and his dedicated team prioritize periodontal care, recognizing its crucial role in maintaining healthy gums and a strong foundation for teeth. 

With a holistic approach to dentistry, we offer a range of periodontal treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Whether you require routine maintenance or specialized procedures, we’re committed to ensuring excellent oral health for each patient.

What Is Periodontal Care?

Periodontal care encompasses various treatments focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect the supporting structures of teeth, including gums and bone. When patients receive periodontal care, Dr. Smith addresses periodontal issues such as: 

  • Built-up plaque and tartar
  • Gum disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
a woman smiles after receiving periodontal care for gum disease

Why Choose Sterling Heights Dentistry for Periodontal Care?

When you choose Sterling Heights Dentistry and Dr. Smith for your gum disease treatment, you’ll experience the following: 

  • Comprehensive Approach: Enjoy a holistic approach to gum health, addressing many periodontal issues with advanced techniques.
  • Extensive Experience: Benefit from Dr. Smith’s extensive experience and expertise in periodontics, ensuring top-tier treatments.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Access state-of-the-art dental technology for accurate assessments and optimal results.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Experience a tailored care plan to cater to your unique needs and preferences.
  • Patient-Centric Environment: Embrace a warm, welcoming atmosphere with a staff that prioritizes your comfort and trust.

Periodontal Care Services at Sterling Heights Dentistry

Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Charles Smith offers cutting-edge gum disease treatment tailored to address various stages of gum disease. From non-surgical interventions to personalized maintenance plans, patients can trust in the clinic’s proficiency and dedication to halt the progression of gum disease.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical dental procedure for treating gum disease. 

  • Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from teeth surfaces.
  • Root planing smooths tooth roots. 

By eliminating bacteria and promoting gum reattachment, scaling and root planing can help stop gum disease progression and restore oral health.

Periodontal Maintenance

Personalized maintenance plans ensure long-term gum health, with regular check-ups and cleanings tailored to individual needs. Dr. Smith will provide suggestions about the best ways to help rid your mouth of bacteria and plaque to protect your oral health.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent, durable solution to missing teeth. Patients who have lost teeth due to gum problems can restore their smiles and create a healthy oral environment using these natural-looking, biocompatible titanium implants from Sterling Heights Dentistry.

Dr. Smith’s Tips for Routine At-Home Periodontal Care

Maintaining good oral hygiene at home is crucial for periodontal care. Here are some essential tips to follow:

  • Brush Regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque and prevent gum disease.
  • Floss Daily: Flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from between teeth and along the gumline.
  • Use Mouthwash: An antimicrobial or fluoride mouthwash can further reduce bacteria and strengthen teeth.
  • Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Limit sugary and acidic foods.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking water helps wash away food particles and bacteria, maintaining oral health.
  • Avoid Tobacco: Smoking and tobacco use increase the risk of gum disease. Quitting can improve gum health.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Schedule regular check-ups with Dr. Smith at our Sterling Heights dental office for professional cleanings and evaluations.
  • Use Soft Brushes: Choose a soft-bristle toothbrush to avoid damaging gums and enamel.
  • Replace Toothbrush: Change your toothbrush or head every three to four months or sooner if bristles fray.

Frequently Asked Questions

Create Excellent Oral Health at Sterling Heights Dentistry

Healthy gums are not just a reflection of a beautiful smile — they’re a testament to your overall well-being. By embracing personalized treatment plans, harnessing cutting-edge technology, and fostering a patient-centric environment, Sterling Heights Dentistry redefines exceptional periodontal care. 

As you embark on this voyage towards healthier gums and renewed self-assurance, remember that at Sterling Heights Dentistry, your smile is not just a destination — it’s a masterpiece in the making. Schedule your appointment with our Sterling Heights dentist by calling (586) 939-5151 or filling out our online contact form. We proudly accept patients from Sterling Heights and surrounding areas, such as Troy, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak, MI.

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