Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. - Sea Cliff Dental
18652 Florida St #300 Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 848-4247

Periodontics, Healthy Gums and Teeth for a Live Time!

Periodontics

This specialty is concerned with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of functional and structural membrane disease of the periodontal membrane and related tissues that surround and support the teeth. Plaque can form around these very important structures. This can be the precursor for many other diseases such as heart attacks, high blood pressure even death.


Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal

The most common reason for tooth loss today is periodontal (gum) disease. It is estimated that 80 percent of the adult population has some level of gum disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease.

Gum disease is a silent killer of teeth (and perhaps more), as it is rarely painful and it’s usually hidden from sight. However, there are signs and symptoms that can help you detect it, including:

  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pus oozing from your gums
  • Puffy, swollen, or red gums
  • Loose teeth

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned before call our dentist and schedule an appointment today at our dental office located in Huntington Beach.

Floss or DIE???

Floss

Sounds a bit silly or far-fetched, doesn’t it? However, recent medical research is revealing some startling news about gum disease. It appears that heart attacks, strokes, premature birth, and even cancer may be more related to chronic inflammation in the body than the usual suspects.

The most common source of chronic inflammation in the body is Gum Disease! The newly suspected relationship between gum disease, heart disease and strokes is still being studied, but it seems that healthy gums may actually maintain a healthy heart! Other studies have linked gum disease with low birth weight babies. Cancer (pancreatic, specifically) has also been linked to the chronic inflammation from periodontal disease.


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