Monday, April 1, 2013

Noble Smile Dental Website in Katy Texas Answers The Question: Can I Reverse Gingivitis

I thought this was a decent article on the question:  Can I Reverse Gingivitis? from a Katy, Texas dentist's website.

Nice thing about this article is that  they even mention cranberry juice for its antibacterial properties.  I believe they intended to say that it helps to keep bacteria from adhering to the teeth and tissues.

Gingivitis is, of course, said to be the reversible form of gum disease.   The article went on to remind us that when left untreated the disease will progress to lost gum tissue and eventually lost teeth.

Aside from the exceptional cranberry juice mention, we received the standard advice about brushing and flossing 2-3 times per day.  However,  with such a high incidence of gum disease in the world, we have to question whether JUST brushing and flossing is enough.

Periodontal Pockets 

The one thing I would like to add to that information, which would actually be helpful to people, is the generally objective measurement of gum health called - periodontal pocket depths.   It would be absolutely fantastic to let people know that those measurements are important and why.

Of course, that would mean - gulp - empowering patients to make - gasp - their own choices.

NOT really!  But, it does help patient's understand what they need to do to improve their dental health and a way to measure their results.   Without such an understanding, it is really hard to just follow advice.

Give someone a goal to go after and LOOK out!   Of course, that is not true of everyone, but I think it would be helpful to a lot of people!    You do still need your dentist or hygienist to actually measure those depths - so it is not like people will stop visiting their dentist.

I think many people actually enjoy getting their teeth cleaned.  I know I do!

Thanks to Noble Smile Dentistry for writing a helpful article on dental health.

We should not overlook, nor forget about prevention.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.

PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath  

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool.  

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