Michigan Periodontist Eliminates Bad Breath With Lasers to Help Save Valentine’s Day
DETROIT, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Have you ever covered your mouth or hesitated to get close in a conversation with your Valentine? In an effort to help rescue Valentine’s Day for Americans with bad breath, a Detroit Periodontist is now treating gum disease-related bad breath with FDA approved laser gum therapy.
Monday, February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day, kicks off National Bad Breath Awareness Month. This is a grassroots dental health campaign sponsored by Periodontists who treat gum disease with FDA approved lasers and wish to raise the awareness among Americans about the prevalence of gum disease and its health risks.
“As Periodontists, our practice specializes in diagnosing and treating gum disease,” said Southfield, Michigan Periodontist Dr. Joseph Nemeth. “Gum disease-related bad breath can readily be treated with our FDA approved laser gum therapy. This is coupled with a customized home oral health regimen for each individual patient for an absolute solution to the embarrassment of bad breath.”
Added Detroit Dentist and Periodontist Dr. Nemeth, “Anyone with bad breath can contact our office and schedule a Bad Breath Screening that includes a medical history review, a gum disease assessment and a diet evaluation to determine the likely cause of the bad breath.”
According to a recent Harvard School of Medicine report, approximately 90 percent of bad breath originates from oral bacteria. Harvard’s report provides strong evidence that the same bacteria that cause halitosis also produce gum disease. When plaque collects under the gums, the bacteria in the gums release foul-smelling sulfur compounds. The FDA approved laser gum treatment targets and removes this specific gum disease bacteria.
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) estimates that approximately 75% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease – from mild cases of gingivitis to the more severe form known as periodontitis. One of the symptoms of gum disease, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is bad breath that won’t go away.
Besides treating gum disease, Dr. Joseph Nemeth specializes in replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Detroit.