The Advantages of Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

One part of dental health is taking care of your gums. Unfortunately, smoking, poor oral health, chronic disease, certain medications, and even genetic factors can affect the health of your gums. Still, it’s important to keep your gums healthy, because gum inflammation, also called periodontal disease, can have a negative effect on health throughout your body—including your heart.

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Dr. José M. Goldberg and his staff work hard every day to ensure each patient receives the absolute best dental care in the Bradenton/Sarasota Area. Best of all, our patients always have kind words to say about our practice for over 30 years.

When you visit your dentist, one way he or she may treat gum disease is with lasers. Periodontal laser therapy uses a dental laser to get rid of inflamed gum tissue near the root of the tooth. Any rough spots that may attract bacteria and cause future infection are removed, according to Colgate.com. Then, the area between the gum and the root can regenerate.

Scientific studies show that treatment with a laser can have similar results compared to the traditional treatment called scaling and root planing, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.

There are some advantages of laser treatment for gum disease. Lasers can easily target the areas that need treatment the most, and recovery and healing are quicker compared with more traditional dental surgery. There is still some controversy over use of the laser for gum disease as it is a newer treatment; however, more and more dentists are finding that it can provide benefits for patients.

Talk to Dr. Goldberg to learn more about laser treatment for gum disease to see if it’s right for you. To better protect your teeth and gums, avoid smoking, brush regularly, keep with regular dentist visits, and floss daily.

For the Best Dental Care in Bradenton, Call the Office of Dr. Jose Goldberg

Dr. Jose Goldberg brings more than 30 years of experience in family dentistry to his practice in Bradenton. He has advanced training in areas including International Cosmetic Dentistry Certification, laser dentistry technology, Invisalign certification, endodontics, and Cad-Cam technology. Dr. Goldberg is qualified by the New York and Florida dental boards and is a member of various dental associations. For dental care in Bradenton, Anna Maria, Cortez, or Palmetto, call Dr. Goldberg’s office at 941-792-0435. Se habla español. Or, visit Dr. Goldberg’s website at www.josemgoldbergdds.com.

 

Invisalign Featured Offer

Take Advantage of Our Invisalign® Special Through December 2017

Are your teeth not as straight as you’d like them to be? Invisalign® is an excellent way for older teens and adults to straighten their teeth. It’s easy to use and has great results. With the discount offered by Dr. Jose Goldberg through December, you’ll get $500 off the prince of a FULL CASE for Invisalign® procedures.

Invisalign Featured OfferInvisalign works similar to braces, but you don’t have metal in your mouth. Instead, you are fitted with a custom device that helps to straighten your teeth, and you wear it 20 to 22 hours a day. Invisalign is a popular option to straighten teeth—in fact, millions of patients have benefited from Invisalign.

Invisalign® offers a number of advantages over fixed metal braces, including:

  • Discreet treatment.The clear aligners are nearly invisible, so no one will notice that you’re straightening your teeth.
  • Increased comfort.Patients with Invisalign experience none of the discomfort associated with traditional orthodontics. The smooth plastic aligners will not irritate or sting your inner cheeks and gums.
  • No diet restrictions.The list of forbidden foods for patients wearing fixed metal braces includes sticky foods, crunchy foods, and many other everyday edibles. Because Invisalign trays can be removed during mealtimes, you can enjoy all your favorite foods as usual.
  • Easy brushing and flossing.With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Patients wearing traditional braces have a much more difficult time working around metal wires and brackets.

With Invisalign, you will feel in control of your teeth-straightening treatment and dental care—without the need for regular visits to an orthodontist.

Dr. Goldberg has several years of experience coordinating Invisalign treatment for his patients, earning him the prestigious Preferred Provider distinction.

There’s no better time to take advantage of Invisalign. Dr. Goldberg’s office has a special on Invisalign through December. If you purchase a full-case Invisalign (in other words, Invisalign for your full mouth), you’ll get $500 off a full case for Invisalign procedures. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, give our office a call and schedule an appointment today.

For the Best Dental Care in Bradenton, Call the Office of Dr. Jose Goldberg

Dr. Jose Goldberg brings more than 30 years of experience in family dentistry to his practice in Bradenton. He has advanced training in areas including International Cosmetic Dentistry Certification, laser dentistry technology, Invisalign certification, endodontics, and Cad-Cam technology. Dr. Goldberg is qualified by the New York and Florida dental boards and is a member of various dental associations. For dental care in Bradenton, Anna Maria, Cortez, or Palmetto, call Dr. Goldberg’s office at 941-792-0435. Se habla espaňol. Or, visit Dr. Goldberg’s website at www.josemgoldbergdds.com.

 

When Should Children Start Brushing Their Teeth

When Should Young Children Start Brushing Their Teeth?

Starting a positive habit of daily brushing starts with parents who can make it part of a child’s daily routine

We’ve always heard that brushing after breakfast and before bedtime is essential for healthy teeth and a sparkling smile. However, we are often asked by moms about how early is too early to brush their children’s teeth. Here’s a primer to help you get started, but we always encourage you to contact Dr. Goldberg’s dentistry practice with specific questions about your children’s dental health.

Dr. Goldberg follows the advice of the American Dental Association, which advises using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste when they reach three years of age. However, you can start cleaning a child’s teeth with a wet cloth as soon as the teeth begin to come out—sometime between 6 and 12 months. This will help your children become acquainted with dental cleaning habits from an early age.

Teaching the children to spit is essential to getting them acquainted with brushing their teeth, allowing them to avoid ingesting the toothpaste. After 6 years of age, you should encourage your child to begin brushing his or her own teeth. Failing to do so can create a dependency on the parents and thus, extend the amount of time it takes for the children to gain confidence in being self-sufficient in managing daily tasks.

Finally, your children should not only expect to brush their teeth in the morning and evening, but also after a meal to ensure that they remove any residue from their food. This can also help prevent cavities early on and result in an overall good dental health as they reach adolescence. So be sure to encourage children to brush their teeth and show them how fun it can be when you all do it together as a family.

Have any other questions about dental health? Contact Dr. Goldberg’s office today to learn more about how to help you child have a healthy smile.