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Biscayne Medical Arts Center
21110 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 402
Aventura, FL 33180

Dr. Howard J. Hoffman DDS

Improve your Oral Health, it will add years to your life.

When you have healthy teeth and gums, you have a more attractive smile. You ward off pain and throbbing in your mouth. You won’t be as sensitive to hot and cold. Overall, you’ll have a better quality of life.

Image of Tooth AnatomyThe unfortunate reality is over 75% of adults show signs of gum disease. Factors that play a role in these are: too much sugar and starch in your diet, smoking, poor oral hygiene and stress (to name a few).

There are many reasons to make a general dental appointment. If it has been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, you should know we’re committed to total honesty. You deserve to know the truth about your dental health. We recommend all of our patients begin and maintain a regular hygiene routine.

Not engaging in regular and proper hygiene can have huge consequences.

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to:
• low birth weight in newborns
• heart disease and strokes
• ineffectiveness of insulin in diabetics
• osteoporosis and diabetes

Periodontal Disease – the hazardous evolution
Left ignored, the symptoms of gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause permanent damage to the bone and gums surrounding the roots or the teeth.

It starts with plaque spreading and growing in the gum line. This plaque creates toxins which then irritate and inflame the gums. At this point, the bacteria penetrate the blood stream – endangering organs, tissue, vessels and can potentially harm a fetus. The bone and tissue that supports the teeth start to break down and lead to a multitude of complications.

Gingivitis – stage one in periodontal disease
During this stage, gingivitis develops by:
• Plaque forming on the teeth
• Gums bleeding easily – they become red and inflamed
• Calcium forms overnight with plaque hardens

Gingivitis can be reversed with good oral hygiene and appropriate treatment.

A good dental hygiene routine is essential!

You need to keep your gums in the pink. After an evaluation, Dr. Hoffman and his team of dental professionals in South Florida will describe the recommended hygiene program to best meet your needs. The goal is to avoid further periodontal problems that may necessitate surgical procedures or loss of teeth.

Protect your smile – and your health

staying healthy includes taking care of your teeth and gums. Excellent oral care goes a long way in maintaining and preventing health related problems. Your beautiful smile is an indicator of both how you feel on the inside and out!

Contact us today at our general dentistry office and let us help you achieve overall optimum health.

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