Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — With October as National Dental Hygiene Month, Dr. Colin T. Yoshida is promoting the combination of good home oral hygiene and effective gum disease treatment as part of his practice of holistic dentistry in Fremont, CA. By offering the LANAP® protocol, a laser gum treatment, Dr. Yoshida makes it easier than ever for adults to improve their oral hygiene and health, treat periodontitis, and guard against tooth loss.
When the gums become infected by the bacteria that cause periodontal disease, redness, swelling, and bleeding can be some of the first visible symptoms. If left to progress, the infection can cause the gums to recede and bone loss to occur, which naturally reduces the amount of support provided to the teeth. If gum recession becomes too severe, teeth may need to be extracted. This tooth loss, in turn, leaves patients with undesired gaps in their mouths that must be filled by dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Without sufficient healthy bone tissue, implants cannot be placed, further limiting the options for patients in these situations.
Holistic dentistry in Fremont, CA helps patients understand the intimate relationships between different dental health issues, like that of oral hygiene and tooth loss. The LANAP® protocol makes use of the PerioLase® MVP-7â¢ to effectively locate pockets of disease in the gums. It is able to eliminate only the cells that are infected and leave other cells intact. This helps to preserve the maximum amount of healthy gums and stimulate the regrowth of bone tissue, which aids in the prevention of the loss of teeth. Laser gum surgery is fast and only minimally uncomfortable. It requires very little anesthetic, no cuts, and no stitches. Post-treatment bleeding is minimal and recovery periods are short. The LANAP® protocol was the first such procedure to be cleared for regular use in the United States by the FDA, and Dr. Yoshida was among the first dentists to offer this treatment.
People who are interested in learning more about holistic dentistry in Fremont, CA are encouraged to contact Dr. Yoshida’s office to schedule an appointment with him. Let this year’s National Dental Hygiene Month be your springboard to a healthier mouth and a healthier you.
About the Doctor
Colin T. Yoshida, DDS is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Fremont, CA. Dr. Colin Yoshida graduated from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Dr. Yoshida and his dental services, visit his website at http://www.fremontdentistry.com and call (510) 648-3184.