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 There are a variety of factors that contribute to gum disease, but bacterial overgrowth is at its core. A variety of antibacterial mouthwashes, oral medications, and other treatments are available to attempt to eradicate the infectious bacteria, but few of these treatments are very effective. That’s why we offer the revolutionary Perio Protect system at Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry to our Clearwater, FL area patients. This gum disease treatment eliminates the infection and helps maintain your healthy smile.

Why treating gum disease is important

“Gingivitis” and “periodontitis” are terms you have likely heard before – in fact, over half of American adults have some form of gum disease. It can be easy to dismiss as unimportant, but gum disease treatment is essential for not just your oral health, but also your overall health and wellbeing. Aside from causing issues such as loose teeth, costly dental bills, and even tooth loss, there are well-studied links between periodontal disease and heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other deadly systemic issues. This is because the bacteria associated with gum disease cause chronic inflammation in your gums, which enables the bacteria to easily travel through your bloodstream to the rest of your body. Gum disease bacteria have been implicated in forming blood clots, which can also elevate your risk of issues such as heart attacks.

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 How Perio Protect works

The Perio Protect system is a truly groundbreaking gum disease treatment. Using innovative Perio Protect Trays™—a clear, custom-fitted gum tray—you can treat your gum disease in the comfort of your home, during your work commute, or even in the shower! These patented trays deliver antibacterial medication deep beneath the gum line, where it stays for long enough to fight the tough bacterial infection causing your gum disease. Perio Protect is:

  • Convenient
  • Comfortable
  • Minimally invasive

 …and most importantly, helps restore your gums, smile, and overall body to health!

If you notice “pink in the sink” when you brush, your gums are swollen or red, you are battling chronic bad breath, or you have other signs of gum disease, don’t delay in seeking the evaluation and treatment from a qualified dentist, such as our team at Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us by calling our Clearwater, FL office today at 727-888-6523.

Gum disease and the Perio Protect System - Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry

Gum disease and the Perio Protect System - Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have receding or bleeding gums, you might be suffering from gum disease. This explainer video from Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry elaborates what gum disease is and the treatments available.
Video Transcript

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as Periodontitis, is an infection in the mouth that causes damage to the gums’ soft tissues.

A variety of factors can cause gum disease. Overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth can be considered as the leading cause.

Why treating gum disease is essential?

Half of the American adults have gum disease known as “”””Gingivitis”””” and “”””periodontitis.”””” Treating gum disease is essential for both your oral health and the overall wellbeing of your body.

Apart from the most common symptoms such as loose teeth, receding gum lines, bleeding gums, studies have linked periodontal disease with heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other deadly systemic issues.

What is the Perio Protect System?

The Perio Protect system is a genuinely groundbreaking gum disease treatment. Perio Protect Trays™ are clear, custom-fitted gum trays that you can use to treat your gum disease.

These Perio Protect Trays™ can be used in the comfort of your home, during your work commute, or even in the shower. They are convenient, comfortable, minimally invasive, and helps restore your gums.

These patented trays deliver antibacterial medication deep beneath the gum line, where it stays for long enough to fight the bacterial infection causing your gum disease.

Call us today if you have any signs of gum disease to get an evaluation and treatment from a qualified dentist.


Dr. Beata A. Carlson at Clearwater, FL

Dr. Beata A. Carlson

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Experience natural, biocompatible, and holistic dental services at Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates provide state-of-the-art dentistry in a friendly, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere.

Dr. Carlson is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, American Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. As a natural and holistic dentist, she focuses on nutrition and education as vital elements in improving patients’ dental and overall health. Her goal is to have your teeth look their best, feel good, and last a lifetime.

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