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Gum Health

Preventative Care

At Core Dental Care, preventive care is recommended every 6 months to maintain a healthy, cavity free smile.  Our hygienist will take any necessary cavity checking x-rays and perform a thorough dental cleaning. Dr. Ericksen’s will complete an examination to make sure there are no signs of oral cancer, fractures or any other concerns. 

Periodontal Therapy and Maintenance

Periodontal disease, typically known as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums, that if severe, can lead to the loss of the tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place.

Periodontitis is a chronic condition, worsening over time. We continue to learn more about the systemic (whole body) effect of periodontal disease, but there is no question periodontal disease is strongly linked to both heart disease and diabetes. If you have heart disease or diabetes, or have a family history of either of these conditions, call us for a consult to discuss your options for reducing your risks.

Core Dental Care is here to help you achieve the level of health you desire. We provide customized teeth-cleaning schedules for our periodontal patients based on their health needs and desired outcomes.