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Posts for: November, 2017

By Peter Silberstein, DMD
November 21, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease   Gingivitis  

What your dentist in Boynton Beach, FL wants you to know about gum diseasegum disease

If you look at your gums and they appear red and inflamed, you have gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflammation of your gum tissue, and it is often an early sign of gum disease. Fortunately, you can do a lot to both prevent and eliminate gingivitis. Dr. Peter Silberstein at Your Beautiful Smile in Boynton Beach, FL wants to share the facts about gingivitis.

Gingivitis is very common. You can get gum inflammation from certain foods if you are allergic to them, and highly acidic foods can also irritate your gums. The most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene.

When you don’t brush and floss often enough, the plaque in your mouth is allowed to sit, and millions of harmful bacteria in the plaque go to work. These bacteria produce toxins that can irritate, inflame, and infect healthy gum tissue, giving you gingivitis.

You may have gingivitis if you notice:

  • Redness and swelling in your gums
  • Pain in your gums when you brush, floss or chew
  • Bleeding when you brush or floss
  • Chronic bad breath and a sour taste in your mouth

Fortunately, gingivitis can be reversed. You can have healthy gums again by following an excellent oral hygiene program, which should include:

  • Brushing after each meal and before you go to bed; use a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste and gently brush in a circular motion. Brush the surfaces of all teeth and along the gumline. Many people prefer a sonic or electric toothbrush to manual brushing.
  • Floss at least once each day; use a single piece of floss and wrap around the widest part of each tooth as you floss in between your teeth. The wrapping technique helps to keep the floss against the surfaces of your teeth. Floss picks are helpful if you have dexterity problems or arthritis.

Dr. Silberstein and his highly skilled staff want to help you fight gingivitis, so it’s important to schedule a dental exam yearly and a professional dental cleaning once every six months to ensure the health of your gums, teeth, and supporting bone and avoid gum disease.

For more information about gingivitis and other dental issues, treatment, and services call Dr. Peter Silberstein at Your Beautiful Smile in Boynton Beach, FL. Keep your smile healthy by calling today!


Relationship between asthma and oral health. Recent studies confirmed that people with asthma were almost one fifth (18.8%) more likely to suffer from periodontitis.

"We have known for some time that there are close links between oral health and systemic disease, such as heart disease and diabetes. This new study is hugely significant as it could help many millions of asthma sufferers from having to deal with further significant health problems", said Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation. Check link for the detailed information www.dentalhealth.org/news/details/976

We as health care providers, are concerned that many patients are not aware of the risks that gum disease and systemic issues can do. Our immune system can not fight many battles at once, specially patients that that are aware they have low immunity, should always be a priority to have healthy gums.

We highly recomend that if you know you have Asthma, Heart Disease, Pancreas or Stomach Cancer, Respiratoty Infections, Diabetes and/or Bleeding Gums, to prevent health problems, withouth good Oral Health, there is no General Health.

Let us help you achieve General Health. Gum disease is serious. Call us today to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

 


November 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: PRF   Implants   Extractions   Healing   Drysocket  

Platelet Rich Fibrin, also known as PRF, is made by taking the patients's own growth factors from their own sample (all natural) , then concentrating the proteins involved in healing in a centrifuge. The plug, what we can the resulting concentration of proteins,

is then used in the area we wish to bone graft or as a membrane to help soft tissue heal faster.Highly used in extraction sites, implant procedures, tissue grafts...

The benefits:

Faster healing

Decreased swelling

Accelerated healing of bone to dental Implants

Decreased chance for infections

Decreased change for dry socket 

Increased early blood supply to tooth extraction socket

Facilitates fast and proper healing of wisdom tooth extraction sites

And best of All, it's all autogenous (from the patient's own body). No foreign materials!