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Dental Professional holding a cutaway model of a molar to show tooth anatomy at Bird Family Dental Boise Idaho.

Periodontal Maintenance: Protecting Your Gums, Preserving Your Smile at Bird Family Dental

Key Takeaways:

  • Periodontal maintenance is crucial for patients with a history of periodontal (gum) disease.

  • Regular maintenance appointments at Bird Family Dental can prevent the progression of gum disease.

  • The process involves thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, above and below the gum line.

  • Maintaining oral health at home is equally important, with proper brushing and flossing.

  • For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Bird Family Dental at (208) 322-1263 or visit

Introduction: The Importance of Gum Health

At Bird Family Dental, we understand that healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth. This is why we emphasize the importance of periodontal maintenance, especially for those who have experienced gum disease. Our expert team in Boise, Idaho, is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to ensure your gums stay healthy and your smile stays bright.

Understanding Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is a continuous treatment program designed to prevent the progression of periodontal disease. It's recommended for patients who have undergone treatment for gum disease, as they are more susceptible to recurrences.

The Process of Periodontal Maintenance

Regular and Thorough Care

  • Routine Visits: Typically, periodontal maintenance appointments are scheduled more frequently than regular dental cleanings - often every three to four months.

  • Deep Cleaning: Our skilled hygienists perform a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line.

  • Monitoring: We closely monitor your gum health, checking for signs of disease recurrence.

The Role of Periodontal Maintenance in Overall Health

Gum health is linked to overall health. Research shows that periodontal disease can be associated with other health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Regular periodontal maintenance can, therefore, contribute to better overall health.

At-Home Care: Your Role in Periodontal Health

Daily Oral Hygiene

  • Effective Brushing and Flossing: This is crucial for removing plaque and preventing tartar buildup at home.

  • Use of Recommended Products: We may recommend specific toothbrushes, toothpaste, or mouth rinses to support your periodontal health.

Why Choose Bird Family Dental for Periodontal Maintenance?

At Bird Family Dental, we combine expertise with compassionate care. Our team is equipped with the latest technology and techniques to provide the best periodontal care.

Overcoming Anxiety About Dental Care

We understand that dental visits can be anxiety-inducing, especially for periodontal maintenance. Our friendly team at Bird Family Dental is dedicated to making your visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Maintenance

Clearing Doubts and Providing Assurance

  • Is periodontal maintenance painful? We take every measure to ensure your comfort during the treatment.

  • How long does a maintenance visit last? The length of the visit can vary but usually takes about an hour.

  • Will my insurance cover periodontal maintenance? Coverage can vary, and our office staff can help you understand your benefits.

Conclusion: Your Partners in Oral Health

Periodontal maintenance is a critical step towards maintaining not just your oral health, but your overall well-being. At Bird Family Dental in Boise, Idaho, we're committed to providing the highest standard of periodontal care.

Ready for Your Next Step?

To learn more about periodontal maintenance or to schedule an appointment, call us at (208) 322-1263 or visit Let us help you maintain a healthy, confident smile.

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Bird Family Dental

1744 N Mitchell St,

Boise, ID 83704

(208) 322-1263

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