Helping Patients Understand Gum Problem

This video demonstrates the progression of gum problem.

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Risk Factors

Discuss with your patient if any of these risk factors apply to them

Tobacco

Tobacco

Smoking is the most significant risk factor for gum problems.

Poor diet

Poor diet

A poor diet, especially one deficient in calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins, can contribute to serious gum problems.

Poor brushing technique

Poor brushing technique

Aggressive or improper brushing can damage gums

In-Office Treatment Options

The most common in-office procedures

This video demonstrates a before-and-after view of a scaling procedure.

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This video demonstrates a root-planing procedure on a patient with serious gum problem.

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At-Home Treatment Options

The most common at-home treatments

This video demonstrates a brushing technique.

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This video demonstrates a flossing technique on 3 interproximal areas.

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Recommended Products

Colgate Total® Toothpaste

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Colgate® Slim Soft Toothbrush

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Colgate Plax Mouthwash

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