40 Massachusetts Ave, Lunenburg, MA 01462
Dr. Gianino and his entire staff are an exceptional team. They have changed my life and my smile forever... They truly are amazing!
Dr. Gianino and his staff helped me to overcome the anxiety through medication and after multiple root canals and now crowns my mouth is healthy.
I am very happy with the service I received so far, and have always felt good leaving the dentist. I have one appointment left and can't wait to receive my final 3 bridge.
Dr. Gianino and his staff worked extremely hard to resolve my very complicated situation. It took a lot of work and study on his part to achieve the end results which is truly remarkable.
My teeth, my gums, my oral health has come a long, long, way! It is much improved from the day I first set foot inside the doors of this practice. I am truly thankful for the dental care I receive.
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.
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).
Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.
The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.