Prevent gum disease with routine visits to your Farmington Hills MI dentist
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Why routine visits matter
Yes, you can have a beautiful smile and have no pain whatsoever and still have active gum disease. Often, the symptoms of the disease don’t present themselves until the condition has progressed, possibly to the point of causing irreversible damage. For this reason, Dr. Bernstein recommends oral examinations and professional cleanings at his office at least every six months. That way, he can identify problems such as early-stage inflammation or gingivitis when they’re easier to treat – and when the disease can be stopped, and the damage can be reversed.
He may recommend more frequent cleanings and exams if you are at an increased risk of developing periodontal disease. Risk factors include:
- Smoking, chewing tobacco, and vaping
- Inconsistent or inadequate oral hygiene
- Emotional distress
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Heart disease, diabetes, and other comorbidities that affect the immune system
- Family history, if a biological parent has gum disease
- Medications that suppress saliva production and promote bacterial overgrowth
Don’t wait for symptoms to present themselves! By that time, you may have irreversible bone loss. Call 248.636.2100 to schedule your check-up with Dr. Bernstein at the Farmington Hills, MI office.
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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