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    What's the 411 on Periodontal Disease?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Diagnosis

    Periodontal disease  is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examinationThis type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up.

    A periodontal probe (small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums.  The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed. The periodontal probe helps indicate if pockets are deeper than three millimeters.  As periodontal disease progresses, the pockets usually get deeper.

    Your dentist or hygienist will use pocket depths, amount of bleeding, inflammation, tooth mobility, etc., to make a diagnosis that will fall into a category below:

    GINGIVITIS

    Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease.  Plaque and its toxin by-products irritate the gums, making them tender, inflamed, and likely to bleed.

    PERIODONTITIS

    Plaque hardens into calculus (tartar).  As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums begin to recede from the teeth.  Deeper pockets form between the gums and teeth and become filled with bacteria and pus.  The gums become very irritated, inflamed, and bleed easily. Slight to moderate bone loss may be present.

    ADVANCED PERIODONTITIS

    The teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to be destroyed.  Unless treated, the affected teeth will become very loose and may be lost.  Generalized moderate to severe bone loss may be present.

     

    Call us today at (443) 275-9821and visit our website for more information and to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you with your beautiful smile.

    Zoom! Teeth Whitening For Your Brightest Pearly Whites Ever!

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Tooth whitening is one of the best ways to drastically enhance your appearance and self-esteem through very little time, effort, and money.  Even the best of us who brush, floss, and maintain the health of our teeth on a regular basis can benefit from a Zoom! teeth whitening process from the professionals at The Smile Design Center. Simple daily activities such as smoking or drinking coffee, tea, wine, and/or sodas can attribute to the discoloration of your teeth over time. The best way to prevent your teeth from getting that cloudy brown or yellow film is to brush at least twice a day, in the morning and at night. Also, it is a great idea to brush your teeth after meals or after drinking any dark colored beverages. Another great way to keep your pearly whites their whitest is to periodically use an at-home teeth whitening kit. This kit can help you keep your teeth bright and white between Zoom! teeth whitening appointments here at The Smile Design Center. While Zoom! is not permanent, simply because it does not shield your teeth from future discoloration, it is indeed a marvelous procedure that can be repeated every several years to re-enhance the whiteness of your smile. The top 5 reasons why you should visit us for a Zoom! treatment are because it is:

    •  Quick and convenient
    •  Long lasting
    •  Not too invasive
    •  Proven to be safe and effective
    •  Performed by a skilled and trusted Dental Professional

    For additional information about Zoom!, visit the official website here.

    To schedule your appointment with The Smile Design Center, visit our website.

     

     

    Cyber Greetings From The Smile Design Center in Lutherville, Maryland

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Welcome to the Cast page of The Smile Design Center of Dr. Myron Kellner. We are excited to be able to talk directly with our customers and reach out to potential customers from all of our social media outlets. At The Smile Design Center, our motto is:

     

    Changing Smiles. Changing Lives.

     

    Call us today at (443) 275-9821and visit our website for more information and to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you with your beautiful smile.

     

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