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We’ve heard all of the hype about electric toothbrushes, but do manual toothbrushes and some good old elbow grease get the job done?  The answer is, to a certain extent. We’ve done our homework and our toothbrush of choice is the Sonicare Diamond Clean. We have seen a significant improvement in removing plaque and reducing gingivitis in our patients.

What is gingivitis? According to the AAP, “Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. Symptoms are red, swollen gums that bleed easily. If the gingivitis goes untreated, it will advance into periodontitis ( Periodontal Disease ). Periodontitis is when over time, plaque spreads below the gum line. The toxins that are produced by the bacteria in plaque creates an inflammatory response where the body turns on itself, causing the tissue and the bone that support the teeth to breakdown and become destroyed. When this happens, there becomes a pocket between your gums and your teeth.”

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Inflamed gums are important to treat because they release enzymes that can enter your blood stream and can have effects on your body. We recommend regular visits to your hygienist and brushing twice a day to help control plaque buildup and gingivitis. Because the Sonicare Diamond Clean toothbrush has been so effective in reducing plaque and controlling gingivitis, all of our Sonicare Diamond Clean toothbrushes are $15 off for the month of December. Stock is limited so call Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah and reserve some for your family today!

( 801 )658-0102

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