What is Periodontal Disease?


Every mouth has good and bad bacteria. When you have periodontal disease, it means that you have millions of harmful bacteria that have multiplied under your gumline and started an infection.

Quick Facts:

* 3 of 4 adults develop periodontal disease
* Some people have a higher risk due to family history, smoking and diabetes
* Periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss
* Studies have shown that periodontal disease is directly linked to heart disease

Treatment of Periodontal Disease requires good home care which includes brushing your teeth frequently, flossing and more frequent professional cleanings.
Even with an active periodontal infection you may not have any visible signs at first, but if left untreated the disease continues, dissolving the gum and bone support of your teeth.

For more information click on the link:  http://www.ada.org/sections/scienceAndResearch/pdfs/forthedentalpatient_jan_2011.pdf

Michele Slezak, Registered Dental Hygienist

Michele has over 20 years experience practicing advanced hygiene with an emphasis on conservative treatment of periodontal disease.  A native of Ohio, Michele is known for her gentle and caring attitude and has earned a following of dedicated patients.  Michele considers herself a “periodontal therapist” while treating and helping patients control gum disease through various techniques and procedures.  Currently, she is serving as a delegate for the Central Arizona Dental Hygiene Society.  Michele stays current on all of the latest dental technologies and research through many hours of continuing education opportunities.  Michele is a wonderful asset to our team at Dentistry at Westland!

General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

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We thank you for taking the time to visit our blog!  On this site we will update you on the latest happenings at Dentistry at Westland while providing educational tips and resources.

From the moment you walk into Dentistry at Westland, you will experience state-of-the-art dentistry, all delivered in a relaxed comfortable setting. You will be greeted by our friendly, highly skilled dental professionals and treated just like you are a guest in our home.

Your dental health is important and it is our goal to treat your dental needs with a more personalized approach to create a positive dental experience for you and your family!

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