Dr. Donald Wilcox and his professional hygiene staff attended the two day annual meeting of the Perio Protect method for treating periodontal disease and its connection to systemic health (oral-systemic connection).  Top dental practices from around the country gathered to hear the latest research from top dentists and physicians in the field of infectous diseases.  As the connection between oral bacteria (biofilm) and systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases becomes clearer, the control of oral bacteria becomes more crucial beyond just preserving gum and bone health in the mouth.  Using custom fit trays (Perio Protect) as a vehicle to deliver medicated gel and antibiotics below the gum into periodontal pockets, the Perio Protect method is the most advanced method currently available to treat oral biofilm.  Far superior in effectiveness than systemic antibiotics, but without the side effects and the possiblity of creating resistant bacteria in other areas of the body.


Professional visits with our professional hygienists are critically important to maintaining oral and systemic health.  However, a single bacteria can quickly multiply into millions of bacteria within a few days following biofilm removal by the hygienist.  Traditional oral hygiene techniques of brushing, flossing, and uses mouth rinses are vital to maintaining healthy teeth, gums, and bone.  But if you have pockets greater than 2.7mm (which almost everyone does), their effectiveness does not go below this level.  Thus the biofilm formation and its damaging side effects to gum, bone, and systemic health can go on unimpeded.  Perio protect is the only way to reach these bacteria from the areas you can not reach and deliver medicaments that are extremely effective in killing the biofilm.  Added bonuses of fresher breath and whiter teeth add to the positive impact Perio Protect can have on your health and quality of life.


For more information about our Glendale dental office and Glendale dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox, visit www.DesertSmiles.com.  DesertSmiles provides the finest in cosmetic dental smile makeovers, dental implants and sleep dentistry to patients in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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