FAQ: Benefits of Perio Protect
Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two types of gum disease. Gingivitis is periodontitis in its early stages and may or may not be uncomfortable. If you have gingivitis, your gums will swell and become bright red. Improper oral care or the lack of oral care causes gingivitis. Contributing factors of gingivitis include specific medication use, pregnancy, smoking, diabetes, aging, and a variety of other instances.
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gingivitis when plaque begins to form under the gumline. Plaque irritates the gums and causes inflammation. This inflammation triggers your body to attack the bone and tissues that support your teeth. As a result, you can lose many of your teeth due to them becoming loose and falling out or by being professionally removed. The different types of periodontitis include aggressive and chronic periodontitis, periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases and necrotizing periodontal disease.
What is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is an innovative approach to preventing gum disease. This preventive gum disease treatment involves dental cleanings and the use of the Perio Tray®. Perio Protect is a non-invasive method for preventing gum disease.
How Does Perio Protect Work?
Discuss Care Options with Your Dentist
Speak to your dentist about Perio Protect and the preventive measures you can take to fight gum disease.
Getting Impressions of Your Mouth
Everyone’s mouth is unique, so impressions of your teeth are made to ensure the Perio Tray® fits your mouth perfectly.
Taking Part in the Good Fight
Once the impressions are made, custom molds of your teeth are made. This mouth-guard like teeth trays deliver minute doses of medication below your gum line to help combat gum disease and other infections.
The Benefits of Using Perio Protect
Improved Overall General Health
Your oral health is linked to your overall health. The better care you take of your teeth and gums, the less your chances are of having a stroke, heart attack, and other illnesses and health concerns.
Fresher Breath and Whiter Teeth
The Perio Protect Method reduces the bacteria in your mouth, which helps promote fresh breath. The antimicrobials, medication that kills bacteria, the Perio Protect Method uses offer healthy teeth whitening abilities.
Comfort and Ease of Use
Perio Trays® is easy to use and comfortable to wear. This tray is placed over your teeth and gums, creating a protective barrier against pathogens that can enter your bloodstream through the gums.
No Surgery Required
If going under the knife concerns you, there’s no need to worry. The Perio Protect Method does not involve surgical procedures.
Here at 8 to 8 Dental, we dedicate our services to helping you maintain excellent oral health and a bright smile. We provide tips on tooth brushing, tooth care, oral care, gingivitis, etc. and have over 25 years of experience and provide dental solutions for your entire family. We service Collinsville, Edwardsville, Granite City, Maryville, Troy, IL, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you and your family.