Preventing Gum Disease

Adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and Periodontal Diseases is by daily thorough tooth brushing and flossing techniques and regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Tobacco usage
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition
Ann Fay Periodontics

Dr. Ann Fay and her staff specialize in treating periodontal diseases (a persistent infection in the gums). Using non-surgical, surgical, and regenerative techniques, we can help treat the underlying causes of your disease. Our goal is to stabilize your periodontal health in the most non-invasive and cost-effective way possible.

Plaza Office

4320 Wornall Rd., Suite 446
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-8466
Fax: (816) 561-2795

Shawnee Office

6333 Long Ave., Suite 201
Shawnee, KS 66216
Phone: (913) 268-9300
Fax: (913) 268-4202