Adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum disease than cavities and other dental issues. Taking care of your gums is even more important as you age, which is why our periodontal therapy ensures your gums are healthy well into adulthood. Periodontal disease is caused by bacterial plaque, a sticky colorless film found on the enamel of the teeth and gums. Certain factors such as diabetes, smoking, certain medication, stress, and poor nutrition can all contribute to gum disease. We employ a variety of different techniques to combat gum disease, including Perio Protect and CariFree. We also prescribe ARESTIN, a medication to fight bacterial plaque and aid in reversing the effects of periodontitis.