Washington DC Periodontist Utilizes FDA Approved Laser to Combat Gum Disease-Related Bad Breath
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Have you ever covered your mouth or hesitated to get close in a conversation with a co-worker, friend or loved one? In an effort to help Americans overcome bad breath, a Washington DC Periodontist is now treating gum disease-related bad breath with FDA approved laser gum therapy.
Approximately 90 percent of bad breath originates from oral bacteria, according to a recent Harvard School of Medicine report. Harvard’s report states there is strong evidence that the same bacteria that cause halitosis also produce gum disease.
When plaque collects under the gums, the bacteria in it release foul-smelling sulfur compounds. This bacteria irritates and eventually destroys the gum tissue and supporting structures. The FDA approved laser gum treatment targets and removes this specific gum disease bacteria.
“As a Periodontist serving the Washington, DC area, my practice specializes in diagnosing and treating gum disease,” said Dr. Karl “Tony” Rose of Periodontal & Implant Associates of Greater Washington. “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.”
According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), one of the symptoms of gum disease is bad breath that will not go away. 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.
“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,” said Washington DC Dentist and Periodontist Dr. Georgann Apgar.
Besides treating gum disease, Dr. Karl Rose and Dr. Georgann Apgar specialize in replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Washington DC.
February is Bad Breath Awareness Month, 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.
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