Healthy gums are crucial for overall oral health, and recent evidence suggests that the health of the gums can also play an important role in the health of the entire body. This is why Dr. Michael Cooper proudly offers advanced periodontal care and gum disease treatment at his practice in Russellville, Arkansas.
The word periodontal means “around the tooth,” and periodontal care refers to the measures that are taken to ensure that the gums are properly maintained. Consistent at-home care, including regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine dental cleanings, is necessary to keep the gums healthy and disease-free.
The build up of bacteria and plaque can cause infections to develop in the gums. In addition, smoking, poor nutrition, genetics, medications, pregnancy, diabetes, and other conditions and diseases can all cause gum disease to develop. Regular dental exams are important in order to identify gum disease in its earliest stages. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooper for thorough periodontal care and treatment, please contact our offices today.
Oral health and Cosmetic Treatments
Before a patient can undergo cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or DURAthin® veneers, his or her gums need to be in good condition. Dr. Michael Cooper will help to ensure that the gums and teeth are healthy prior to beginning any cosmetic dentistry procedure.