Dental Hygienist: A good choice for if you care about your overall health.
Most people don’t connect their mouths to the rest of their bodies. However, research studies have linked gum infection to other diseases in the body such as heart disease and stroke.
Gum disease is one of the most common diseases of humans. It’s an infectious condition resulting from build up of bacteria found in a plaque that collects at the gum line. If this isn’t removed by flossing, brushing or professional cleaning by your dental hygienist, eventually plaque hardens into tartar. This may cause swollen and inflamed gums, pain and ultimately, loss of teeth.
If your gums bleed, the infection can travel through the blood stream or airway, thereby increasing your chances of the heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases and preterm or low birth weight babies. Gum infections can also make it difficult to control diabetes.
Regular brushing and flossing are essential parts of oral home care.
But gum disease won’t go away on its own. Because it’s an infection, it needs to be treated professionally with an antibiotic in combination with regular dental scaling And the longer you wait, the greater the chance you may need painful and expensive surgery. So don’t ignore your dental professional’s advice to treat the infection in its early stages. Treat it head-on with ARESTIN®.
Confront your gum disease with an antibiotic treatment
ARESTIN® is a locally administered antibiotic (LAA) in powder form that
your dentist places directly into the infected areas—or pockets—in your
gums. It’s part of a combined treatment with scaling and root planing (SRP).
ARESTIN® powder is made up of 100,000 tiny microspheres, invisible
to the eye. These microspheres contain the antibiotic drug minocycline,
which is released over time into the infected pocket. This means
ARESTIN® keeps working to kill bacteria long after you've left the