Gum disease is a real and serious problem in America, and many simply don’t know how to treat it, or realize they have it. Studies believe that good oral health contributes to a healthier body, illustrating the immediate nature of treating periodontal disease. While plaque from inadequate brushing and flossing is the main cause of gum disease, there are other risk factors that may make you more susceptible to periodontal problems.
Studies have found direct links between oral health and the overall health of the body. Diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes are more common in those with poor oral health. Certain habits and behaviors may make you more susceptible to gum disease, including:
Gum disease can be treated in a variety of ways, including laser dentistry in Fairfax, VA. Dr. J. Alexander Withers uses the LANAP® protocol to remove harmful bacteria, in a minimally invasive way. Many patients experience less pain and discomfort compared to traditional processes, and heal in a fraction of the time.
If you want appropriate treatment that improves your oral health and your quality of life, give us a call today at 703-997-5743 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Withers.
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J. Alexander Withers, DDS, MSPeriodontics & Implant Dentistry3998 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 130Fairfax, VA 22033New Patients: 571-748-7188Current Patients: 703-273-3300