Contrary to popular belief, periodontal or gum disease is NOT something that only happens to grown-ups and the elderly; children and adolescents are susceptible, too. Broadly speaking, gum diseases refer to a set of ailments resulting from an inflammation of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. If left untreated, it could result in rotting teeth and possible underlying complications.
Usually, periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque, a sticky layer of bacteria that naturally forms on teeth and gums. The most common types that affect children are chronic gingivitis and aggressive periodontitis.
It’s summer again, the perfect season for those long awaited family outings, beach parties and just chilling at some fun outdoor activity. However, while you and your kids may be having a great time at these events, probably munching a few sugary goodies, this may also be the best time to give your kids a few insights into the world of proper dental hygiene.
The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation reports that the most commonly known chronic childhood disease is tooth decay. The statistics indicate that more than 25 percent of children, aged two to five years old, are diagnosed with at least one decayed tooth. Now that schools are out for the summer holidays, it is crucial as a responsible parent to reinforce with your kids to keep up or improve their dental hygiene routine.
A regular dental examination is an important aspect of complete oral care because it allows the dentist to identify and prevent any potential problems in your teeth. Teeth whitening is equally important because having a nice white set of teeth allows you to look your best. Now, your local cosmetic dentist in Corning, NY allows you to have the best of both worlds!
Maria E. Marzo DDS, PC General & Cosmetic Dentistry, introduces to you its latest promo, the Smile for Life Whitening Club. With just a one-time $99 membership fee, we will supply you with a fresh tube of bleaching gel with each preventative care visit, completely free of charge!
To further improve the quality of dental services she provides to her patients in Corning and the neighboring towns, Dr. Maria Marzo never rests on her laurels. She has gone above and beyond her dentistry training to become a prosthodontist that has specialized training in restoring and replacing teeth, making her an expert in dental implants, veneers, dentures, and many other procedures aimed at bringing back the health and beauty of a smile.
So what makes prosthodontists special?
Prosthodontists take lead roles in providing comprehensive dental care. They devise treatment plans and synchronize treatment sequences while managing a team of specialists, general dentists, and other professionals in executing an all-out dental care plan.