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Gum Disease is Preventable

July 9, 2013

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Next to the common cold, periodontal (gum) disease is the most common malady affecting humans.

Nearly 70% of all tooth loss is attributable to this and the sad part is that it is highly preventable through regular home care and frequent professional visits.

Don’t ignore those reminders from us and get your next visit on the calendar to preserve your pearlies!

Call 719-599-0700

Additionally, for patients who want a non-surgical treatment for gum disease, we offer Perio Protect. a customized, non-invasive gum therapy.

Learn more.

How to Cure Gum Disease Affordably

April 17, 2012

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Gum disease affects eight out of ten Americans.

Many people have heard of gingivitis, but few realize that this is the first stage of gum disease. If you notice gums bleeding when you brush or if your gums become tender, red or swollen, you have the early signs of gum disease.

 Another word everyone knows is plaque, and they know plaque causes tooth decay, but they don’t know it also creates gum disease and is caused by bacteria.

You can cure gum disease before it’s too late.

For patients who want a non-surgical treatment for gum disease, Dr. Gasper offers Perio Protect, a  system that consists of a custom-fabricated tray designed to deliver a medicinal solution deep into your gums. Available after a consultation with Dr. Gasper, Perio Protect offers convenient at-home use.

For most people, it only takes minutes a day using a prescribed solution in a customized tray. This is similar to the trays many people use for teeth whitening and is how to cure gum disease the affordable way.

Learn more.

Please call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design at 719-599-0700 for your appointment.

Perio Protect Included In Top 100 Products for 2011 By Dentistry Today

March 7, 2012

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Dentistry Today Magazine (the nation’s leading clinical news journal for dentists) named Perio Protect as a “Top 100 product”  (again) in 2011!!   

The Perio Tray® is available at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs.

This is the third consecutive year that the Perio Tray® has been named a Dentistry Today Top 100 Product.

Dr. Ken Gasper has the tools to protect and restore your gum health at his Colorado Springs practice. For patients who want a non-surgical treatment for gum disease, he offers Perio Protect. a customized, non-invasive gum therapy. The Perio Protect system consists of a custom-fabricated tray designed to deliver a medicinal solution deep into your gums. Available after a consultation with your dentist, Perio Protect offers convenient at-home use. If Dr. Gasper determines that you would benefit from this periodontal treatment, he will provide the appropriate instructions and medicine to use with your Perio Trays®.

Candidates for the Perio Protect system often:

  • Are embarrassed about gums already beginning to bleed
  • Avoid dental hygiene visits because they haven’t flossed regularly
  • Are apprehensive that cleanings at a dentist’s office will be painful
  • Suffer from especially bad breath
  • Have sore gums or sensitive teeth
  • Fear surgery to correct these problems
  • Are afraid of losing teeth
  • Can’t afford expensive treatments

Periodontal disease can be very harmful, but you can take steps to fight it. By providing easily accessible treatments such as Perio Protect, Dr. Gasper hopes to make good oral health a reality for more patients. Call us at Aesthetic Dentistry today—let’s work together to restore and protect your smile. 719-599-0700

Learn more about the Perio Tray® at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.

There are cures for Gum Disease

October 18, 2011

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There are two types of gum diseases: Gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is a milder form of periodontitis. Gingivitis can be treated at home, but periodontitis will need professional treatment.

Both diseases affect the gums and the bones that support the teeth. It begins with bacteria in the plaque build up and makes the gums become red and inflamed.

Perio Protect is minimally invasive and lasts for up to six years.

 Many people do not know that they have gum disease and those that do may leave it untreated because of the fear of surgery, but dentists around the country, including Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, provide Perio Protect in order to give patients a gentler option to treat gum disease.

Perio Protect treats the community of bacteria in the spaces between the teeth and the gums.

The dental cleaning that people receive in the office of their dentist help to clean the teeth and remove plague, but are not one of the cures for gum disease because bacteria grow and multiply so fast, it’s nearly impossible to completely get rid of all of it.

The Perio Protect method can place prescribed solution in the gaps to help kill the bacteria.

Periodontal disease can be very harmful, but you can take steps to fight it.

By providing easily accessible treatments such as Perio Protect, Dr. Gasper hopes to make good oral health a reality for more patients. 

Call 719-599-0700 – let’s work together to restore and protect your smile.

Learn more.

“Get In the Ring” with Perio Protect And Fight Gum Disease

September 12, 2011

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Just like a mouth guard protects the pearly whites of boxing athletes as they fight their opponents, the Perio Protect mouth guard looks similar but fights gum disease.

In fact, the Perio Protect device is probably one of the simplest and yet most effective tools available in the fight against gingivitis and periodontal disease.

If you have bleeding, puffy, or agitated gums, you may be one of 85% of adults who have gum disease. Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, loss of teeth, chronic bad breath, and has recently been linked with heart disease.

This condition is not to be taken lightly; Treating gum disease can reverse the process and help both teeth and gums to become healthy again.

The Perio Protect tray has a custom design that enables it to fit perfectly into your mouth. You can only get one from a certified oral health specialist (like Dr. Ken Gasper of Aesthetic Dentistry by Design) who will make sure the tray is perfect for your teeth and gums.

Patients describe Perio Trays® as comfortable and convenient. They especially appreciate the non-invasive nature of the Trays, while dentists and hygienists appreciate the success their patients are enjoying.

Learn more.

Call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design to get your gums healthy again.

719-599-0700

Gum Disease Linked to Many Diseases – Dentists Now Offer New Non-invasive Treatment

March 14, 2011

Filed under: Gum Disease,Perio Protect — admin @ 9:39 am

We found a great article that thoroughly explains the benefits of Perio Protect.

From the article:

Bleeding gums may indicate more than a dental well being dilemma: current study links gum illness to heart attacks, strokes, low birth weight babies, pancreatic cancer, kind II diabetes, respiratory illness, and systemic inflammations.

The link between gum illness and potential well being troubles is highlighted by the reality that 85 percent of adults in the US have some form of gum issues, ranging from gingivitis with poor breath and red, puffy, or bleeding gums to severe periodontal illness leading to tooth loss. In reality, gum illness is the leading trigger of tooth loss.

Treating gum illness has been historically difficult with homecare remedies due to the reality that the bacteria that trigger this illness are hidden and protected beneath the gum line and produce pockets that are challenging to penetrate. Getting medications to the source of the infection is nearly impossible without professional assist. Now, even so, antimicrobial agents can be delivered to the source of the gum infection with a straightforward, affordable and comfortable system, known as the PMethod™. This method delivers antimicrobial agents to the gum tissue and holds it there long enough to eradicate the bacteria causing the illness.

Dr. Ken Gasper has the tools to protect and restore your gum health at his Colorado Springs practice. For patients who want a non-surgical treatment for gum disease, he offers Perio Protect. a customized, non-invasive gum therapy. The Perio Protect system consists of a custom-fabricated tray designed to deliver a medicinal solution deep into your gums. Available after a consultation with your dentist, Perio Protect offers convenient at-home use. If Dr. Gasper determines that you would benefit from this periodontal treatment, he will provide the appropriate instructions and medicine to use with your Perio Trays®.

Learn more about Perio Protect.

Perio Protect, LLC: Perio Protect® Recognized Again for Top Product in Dental Industry – Get It At Aesthetic Dentistry By Design!

November 9, 2010

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The Perio Tray® has been named one of the Top 100 Products of 2010 by Dentistry Today, the nation’s leading clinical news journal for dentists.

is available at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs.

This is the second consecutive year that the Perio Tray® has been named a Dentistry Today Top 100 Product.

The Perio Tray® was cleared by the FDA in 2004 as a prescription medical device, with which to administer doctor-prescribed medication below the gum line. The unique, patented design of the Perio Tray® allows medication to be held below the gum line long enough for the medication to work effectively.

Patients describe Perio Trays® as comfortable and convenient. They especially appreciate the non-invasive nature of the Trays, while dentists and hygienists appreciate the success their patients are enjoying.

Dentists, in order to prescribe Perio Trays, receive training from Perio Protect.

The treatment of gum disease is a concern for many Americans, affecting approximately 85 percent of American adults thirty-five and over. Gum disease is not only the leading cause of adult tooth loss but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections.

Once an individual is diagnosed with gum disease (periodontitis or gingivitis), several treatment options are available, including regular intensive cleaning of the teeth above and below the gum, as well as surgery, during which diseased gum tissue is cut away and replaced with grafts from the roof of the mouth. Newer laser surgical treatments are also available. A non-invasive tool like the prescription Perio Tray that can be used between office visits appeals to patients, many of whom have refused previous treatment recommendations and left their condition untreated.

The Perio Tray® was initially developed by Dr. Duane Keller, a dentist practicing in St. Louis, MO, for his own patients who wanted to avoid invasive procedures. With this relatively simple and affordable tool, patients now have the opportunity to place medications below the gum line in the comfort of their own home.

Learn more about the Perio Tray® at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design.

719-599-0700

Treat Your Gum Disease

August 27, 2010

Filed under: Gum Disease,Perio Protect — admin @ 10:14 am

If you have bleeding, puffy, or agitated gums, you may be one of 85% of adults who have gum disease. Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, loss of teeth, chronic bad breath, and has recently been linked with heart disease.

This condition is not to be taken lightly; Treating gum disease can reverse the process and help both teeth and gums to become healthy again.

Proactive measures must be taken to remove the bacteria from your gums and prevent it from developing again. The Perio Protect treatment system does just that.

For patients who want a non-surgical treatment for gum disease, Dr. Gasper offers Perio Protect, a  system that consists of a custom-fabricated tray designed to deliver a medicinal solution deep into your gums. Available after a consultation with Dr. Gasper, Perio Protect offers convenient at-home use.

Candidates for the Perio Protect system often:

  • Are embarrassed about gums already beginning to bleed
  • Avoid dental hygiene visits because they haven’t flossed regularly
  • Are apprehensive that cleanings at a dentist’s office will be painful
  • Suffer from especially bad breath
  • Have sore gums or sensitive teeth
  • Fear surgery to correct these problems
  • Are afraid of losing teeth
  • Can’t afford expensive treatments

Once gum disease develops, brushing and flossing alone are not enough. Treating periodontal disease requires a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, followed by continual treatment of the area with a FDA approved, doctor prescribed solution. The Perio Protect system works to restore periodontal tissues through one convenient process.

Learn more about Perio Protect here.

Call us at 719-599-0700 —Let’s work together to restore and protect your smile.