Michele Shely Horton, DDS

Ellena Kontos Vranas, DDS

Periodontal Maintenance - Horton & Vranas D.D.S. St. Charles, IL
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
“We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people”
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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions. Periodontal cleanings are necessary for patients who have a known history of periodontal disease, and need to be followed and their teeth professionally cleaned usually on a three or four month frequency.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number of different factors. However, it is mainly caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque, a sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar).

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth

  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition
  • Heredity

Call today to schedule an appointment with Drs. Horton or Vranas at St. Charles Office Phone Number

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OFFICE LOCATION & MAP

Horton & Vranas D.D.S.
2210 Dean Street, Suite # H
St. Charles, IL 60175
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Phone: 630-377-1010
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OFFICE HOURS

Monday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

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