Gum disease doesn’t come with loud alarms or flashing lights. In fact, gum disease can begin (and often does) silently and without causing a lot of issues. As it progresses, however, patients can experience increased sensitivity, bleeding gums, tooth loss, and more. While early stages of gum disease – like Gingivitis – are curable, its ugly brother – Periodontitis – isn’t. Unfortunately, brushing isn’t always enough to protect your teeth and gums from this disease. That is why Sonrisas Dental Miami and Dr. Waich have added a powerful new piece of dental technology to the toolkit – Perio Protect.
What is Perio Protect?
Your dentist has been telling you for decades – brush your teeth twice per day (for two minutes each), floss daily, and see your dentist twice per year. While these are excellent dental hygiene practices, it does not address the science behind gum disease and the bacteria that causes it. Bacteria live under your gums, not on top of it. While you may get a deep cleaning once or twice a year from your dentist, this bacteria often returns within days. Bi-yearly cleaning is still vital in preventing this bacteria from causing irreparable damage but protecting your gums in between needs to be equally as important.
Perio Protect is a tray treatment for your teeth to get rid of bacteria inside your gum line and make your gums healthy.
How Does the Perio Protect Work?
The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect gently applies medication deep under the gums to fight the infections and prevent their recurrence. You wear the tray for just 15 minutes a day. Depending on your dental and gum health, it can even eliminate the need for a deep cleaning (SRP).