Periodontal Disease Linked to Coffee | Restorative Dentistry | San Fernando, CA

If you are a coffee drinker, you need to be extra careful. Coffee can contribute to the buildup of plaque and tartar and accelerate the progression of periodontal disease.

There are two forms of periodontal disease: gingivitis, an inflammation of your gums caused by plaque, and periodontitis, a more advanced version of gingivitis that results in a gap between your teeth and your gums. Gum disease, when caught in the gingivitis stage, can be treated and, in the future, prevented. Periodontitis, on the other hand, is more difficult to treat and, due to the gap between the teeth and gums, may cause your teeth to become loose and fall out.

Coffee affects your mouth in two ways. First, it lowers the temperature of your mouth and gums. Second, it reduces the blood flow to your gums. The combination of lowered temperature and restricted blood flow means your gums do not get all of the necessary oxygen they need to continue functioning properly.

Saliva contains oxygen and specialized enzymes which help prevent gum disease by killing the unnecessary bacteria in your mouth. However, drinking coffee can cause dehydration and reduce the amount of saliva you produce, thus increasing your chances of developing gum disease.

For more information on the prevention of periodontal disease, contact Dr. David Lunt DDS of San Fernando, CA 818-885-7230. Or www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options Northridge, Ca

Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA is proud to offer the best in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He believes in overall wellness and in making a personal connection with each patient, so that he can offer the best custom treatment plan for each individual.

Learning your personal history, your present condition of oral health and wellness and your future expectations helps to establish which type of treatment options are right for you; whether it is preventative care, esthetic treatments or restorative dentistry.

Dr. Lunt’s array of cosmetic, restorative and general dental treatment options is unsurpassed. The following is just an example of some of the treatment options available:

  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Gum Disease Therapy
  • Restorative Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures and partials

Dr. Lunt is committed to ensuring your optimal oral health and well-being.  Schedule an appointment today for a comprehensive exam and start on the road to a healthier, beautiful smile. Contact Dr. Lunt at 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

 

Year End Visit to Dentist, Northridge, CA

With the Holidays just around the corner, it is important to schedule those final year-end cleaning visits and cavity repairs before it get too late at David P Lunt, DDS, Inc in Northridge, CA. With less days available on the schedule, it’s important to get the day and time you want before they are taken.

Also remember to use up any unused insurance benefits before they expire!

 

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.