Periodontal Pocket Reduction

Pocket Reduction Surgery

Now that you know well what periodontal disease is and what it can do to our oral health, let’s take a look at the option of periodontal pocket reduction as our secondary and tertiary care.

This is a normally healthy mouth from daily brushing and flossing. The gum is light pink and fits snugly around the teeth. Once plague and tartar build up on the exposed surface of the teeth, the gums will become inflamed and start pulling away from the teeth, causing bacteria invested gum pockets like the image shown below.

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The Association Between Gum Disease and Diabetes


Did you know that gum disease can make it harder to manage diabetes?
If you have diabetes you are twice as likely to develop gum disease, and gum disease makes it more difficult to control blood sugar.

Keep your mouth clean and healthy:

  • Brush twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste
  • Floss every day
  • Use a mouth rinse with fluoride
  • Drink fluoridated water instead of sugary drinks

Eat a well-balanced diet:

  • Choose healthy snacks, like low-fat cheese, fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts

Get regular dental checkups as recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes can lead to other problems in your mouth:

Some diabetes medications can cause dry mouth, a condition that can make it hard to eat, taste, swallow, or even talk. Dry mouth can quickly lead to tooth decay, especially at the gum line. Be sure to tell your dentist or physician if you have dry mouth. CALL 213.250.7554

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Benefits of Green Tea for Oral Health

Green tea contains many health properties because it is naturally rich in antioxidants. It appears that green tea can control inflammation and fight bacterial infections not only for your body but also for your oral cavity. What most people want to know is what does this really mean for their oral health? Let’s take a deeper look and see what are all these other benefits that green tea has to offer.
green tea for oral health

  • Well, for starters, green tea drinkers usually have better breath than coffee or milk drinkers. Green tea has been associated with positive smelling breath because it does not contain any milk or dairy substances. In addition to better smelling breaths, green tea kills the microbes that make our mouths stinky throughout the day from minimal water intake or if we are hungry. Find out more on why we experience bad breath throughout the day from our previous blog.
  • Green tea increases the metabolism and helps to increase weight loss. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
  • Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Green tea can help prevent oral cavities because it controls bacteria through regulating saliva production and acidity in the mouth. Researchers found multiple studies on tooth decay prevention using just only green tea.
  • Green tea’s anti-inflammatory powers seem to help control periodontal (gum) diseases as well as preventing cavities. A Japanese surgery of almost 1,000 men found that those who drank green tea regularly has healthier gums than those who didn’t. This means that an individual will experience less tooth loss during the aging process.
  • Green tea is the best drink when it comes to skin care. Both animals and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage, help with wrinkles, and reduce any signs of ageing.
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