The Gordon West DDS Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease (or “gum disease”) can be upsetting. Here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, Colorado, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease
Bleeding gums
Swollen, tender gums
Receding gums
Bad breath that won’t go away
Loose adult teeth
Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Dr. Gordon West has answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
Brush with fluoride toothpaste
Floss at least once a day
Visit dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
Avoid between-meal snacking
Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

Scaling
Root planing
Antibiotics
Surgery

Dr. West knows gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is critical for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it is clearly best.

Dr. West is equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of Boulder patients’ dental needs, including cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.

Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Aesthetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/


Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away, Boulder County!

Your Cosmetic Dental Smile Is Only A Few Visits Away, Boulder County!

What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Boulder area? What about a routine trip to your cosmetic dentist?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening in Lafayette is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

Your Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Lafayette, Colorado drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

My name is Dr. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice, Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 720-862-3630 to make an appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!
Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/