Blog - Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Differences between Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease
This is a simple question, but patients are often confused by the difference. Dental offices often don’t do a good job explaining the difference. Sadly, periodontal disease is still one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in the United States. Sadly, many patients believe that treatment for periodontal disease is uncomfortable or doesn’t work […]Read more
2009 is Almost Over – Use Your Dental Benefits/Flex Plan $ or Lose Them!
USE IT OR LOSE IT! Your Dental Insurance, that is. Did you know that, when your dental insurance year runs out, you LOSE whatever benefits you have left? Unlike phone minutes, there’s no “roll-over” for your insurance, so once they’re gone, they’re GONE. We are rapidly approaching the end of 2009, and our schedule is […]Read more
Best Treatment for Gum Disease
It’s easy for me to tell you that Laser Periodontal TherapyTM is both effective and comfortable, but we both know that it’s easier to believe when you talk to someone who has actually been through it. So, right after we finished up treating a really sweet patient yesterday, we asked her if she wouldn’t mind […]Read more
News segment with Terrie Reeves & Dr. Payet on "Train for Life", on TVNews 14 in Charlotte – coming soon!
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of recording a short interview with the Founder and President (and one of my patients) of the Wellness Coalition of America, Ms. Terrie Reeves, for her weekly segment on TVNews 14 (every Sunday) called “Train for Life.” Each week, Terrie interviews people in different areas of life, all […]Read more
Periodontal disease and Erectile Dysfunction? Seems crazy, but just maybe connected!
Wow – this one even surprised me! Check out this summary of a recent study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine: Erectile dysfunction might be associated with chronic periodontal disease: two ends of the cardiovascular spectrum. Zadik Y, Bechor R, Galor S, Justo D, Heruti RJ. Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Medical Corps, […]Read more
LANAP, the PerioLase, & Gum Disease Treatment in North/South Carolina
Ok, then you’re in luck! Here is a video that will give you pretty good information about periodontal (gum) disease in general, as well as about conventional non-surgical and surgical treatment options, and then about LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Protocol). Something very important to know: the Periolase MVP-7 dental laser, made by Millenium Dental Technologies, […]Read more