Are You Losing Your Teeth? Do You Have Gum Disease? Have You Been Told You Need Gum Surgery?

Would you like to discover the REAL truth about treating your gum disease without having your gums cut, stitched or sewn?

Before people with gum disease had 2 choices:

  1. Have their gums cut and stitched up in surgery
  2. Lose their teeth!

There is hope and I am here to help you find the facts…so that you can treat your gum disease without the scalpel, without sewing, without all the gum recession, root exposure and pain that comes with conventional “cut and stitch” gum surgery.

Life is too good to be worried about a condition that can be corrected. Eat, socialize and most of all smile without the worry about your teeth and gums. Your teeth are important, and the last thing you want is to lose them.

But you do not want your gums cut either. That is why I am on a mission to get this message out to others, and tell the world about what is available to them. YES, you can have your cake and eat it too. You can treat gum disease and avoid “cut and sew” gum surgery.

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If you or someone you know suffers from:

• Bone loss
• Pyorrhea
• Loose teeth
• Shifting teeth
• Bad breath from gum disease
• Red, swollen or tender gums
• Separating teeth
• Pus around the teeth
• A change in the fit of a partial denture
• Receding gums or longer-looking teeth
• Bleeding from brushing/flossing/eating
• Teeth fitting together differently

Or if you or someone you know has been told that surgery is needed to treat gum disease…then I have the right dentist for you.

You have been putting off that visit to the dentist. And now you found out that gum disease is more than just the risk of losing teeth or the wasting away of jaw bone or a change in your facial features. See, not only are these symptoms inconvenient and scary, there are serious medical consequences to not getting your gum disease taken care of.

Gum disease has actually been associated with increased risk of:

• Heart attack
• Stroke
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Pancreatic cancer
• Coronary artery disease
• Respiratory problems
• Poorly controlled diabetes
• Premature births for women
• And more…

But here’s the good news: Laser Periodontal Therapy can treat your gum disease without the cutting, stitching, root exposure, cold sensitivity or the many expensive dentist visits associated with “cut and stitch” gum surgery.

Get the free ebook and video entitled

“Secrets of Treating Gum Disease Without A Scalpel Revealed”

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Compared with “cut and stitch” gum surgery, Laser Periodontal Therapy provides:

• Less chance of pain after treatment
• A less invasive option with no scalpels, no stitching, and nominal bleeding
• Faster treatment with fewer visits
• Gums are not lifted up, so no exposing of the bone
• Less chance of recession, sensitive teeth or spaces between the teeth
• A less expensive alternative to “cut and stitch” regenerative periodontal surgery
• Plus many more benefits.

So, if having strong, healthy teeth is important, why not take care of the problem?

Most of the time, it is because of fear or maybe you did not know you had other options. That is why we have created a free ebook and video revealing:

“Secrets of Treating Gum Disease Without A Scalpel Revealed”

Warning: Do not even think of scheduling your surgery until you read this

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Want to know if you’re a candidate for Laser Periodontal Therapy?
Call our office now at (631) 539-9639 for an evaluation.

Laser Periodontal Therapy benefits adults of all ages. It may just be the solution you are looking for.

We would be pleased to answer any questions regarding Laser Periodontal Therapy. We are here to better educate you, so you can make the right decision about your dental health.

What Dr. Scharf Provides

For 20+ years as a periodontist, I have seen how tartar, plaque and poor dental hygiene have progressively led to bacteria-infected gums, loose teeth, loss of bone in the mouth and serious health risks.

For years, “cut and stitch” surgery has been the only option—and a potentially painful one. Now, you have a less painful, less costly treatment option.

This free ebook and video will show you in clear, simple terms…

“Secrets of Treating Gum Disease Without A Scalpel Revealed”

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Including:

• From simple tartar to painful periodontitis – a progressive journey.

• What are you at risk for? And it’s not just tooth loss!

• What does traditional surgery entail? The cutting and the costs.

• How the patented and FDA approved protocol can eliminate your gum disease.

• Getting insurance and financing help.

• Testimonials from people like you. Skeptics and believers alike trust the laser.

Gum disease worsens if not treated. Put a stop to it now. Do not delay.

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Osteoporosis and Poor Oral Health: Are They Connected?

May I please have the attention of everyone reading this article?  Both male and female of the human species need to know and understand how osteoporosis and oral health are connected.  We are ALL at risk for development of this sometimes debilitating disease, though it is commonly thought of as a women’s disease.  If you are like me, then I am sure you know someone who has osteoporosis and has broken or fractured bones and have watched them as they deal with their healing issues — sometimes not a pleasant thing to watch. Osteoporosis is caused by a deficiency in calcium and vitamin D in our bodies.  Let’s talk briefly about an article that I read recently that discusses osteoporosis and oral health and what I gleaned from that article.

Osteoporosis and How It Affects Your Bones

Osteoporosis is described as a disease that can significantly weaken your bones and, in this weakened condition, they will break and fracture more easily.  The weakening of your bones happens throughout your skeletal system, causing increased risk of bone breakage if you fall and this bone breakage could debilitate you for a significant amount of time as you heal.  Osteoporosis is also directly related to oral health and dental health.  This disease hampers and causes damage to the jawbone and can precipitate the development of gum disease, periodontitis, tooth loss, bone loss and even cancers including oral cancer.  These oral health conditions can cause problems even if you have no teeth or wear dentures.  The osteoporosis undermines the jawbone and the body ridges that support and help to retain the position of the dentures.

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Increasing your dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D is one way to protect yourself and your family from issues that decreased bone density can cause over time.  Your family doctor will gladly discuss how to increase your dietary intake of these vitamins and minerals to improve your bone health. Most medical experts are now recommending increasing these nutrients in your diet as opposed to taking supplements, saying that they cause minor constipation, increased potential to develop kidney stones and indigestion.   It is a good idea to talk with your doctor and get his recommendations about your best options.

Your Long Island Periodontist can help you protect your family by identifying and treating gum and periodontal diseases before they can wreak havoc on your overall general health.  Call Dr. Scharf at (631)661-6633 or pay him a visit at http://drscharf.com and let him tell you how he can treat gum and periodontal diseases with a laser instead of a scalpel

 

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Does Oral Bacteria Have the Potential to Identify Your Ethnicity?

You know that inquiring minds just simply need to know… and I have quite the inquiring mind!  My mind is currently inquiring about DNA testing and how it can be applied to other areas besides the CSI stuff we see on our favorite TV series.  I read a lengthy article recently about how science is isolating genomes that can help identify a persons propensity to develop certain diseases and health conditions.  I have seen news reports on TV about new research that shows the isolation of a specific gene that can determine a women’s predisposition to developing breast cancer!  How cool is that?  This information has made me wonder what other disease processes could be connected to specific genetic codes.  THEN, I read still another article that actually discussed some new research about oral bacterial testing that was right up my mind’s “alley”.  This article talked about how DNA testing of oral bacteria can identify a person’s ethnicity with some degree of accuracy!

The Research

It seems that researchers in Columbus, Ohio used 100 study participants to study the bacteria in their mouths.  They were specifically looking at bacterium found nestled deep in the tissues under the gums.  The study participants belonged to four ethnic groups:  non-Hispanic blacks, whites, Chinese and Latinos.

What They Found

They found some interesting data which they shared in October, 2013.  The data revealed identification of nearly 400 different bacterial species that were present in all of the study participants.  Only about 2 percent of these bacterial species were found to be present in all of the study participants but, the interesting fact was that these bacterial species were found to be in different concentrations in each ethnic group that was represented.

Some Conclusions

I’m sure you are well aware that what you eat and the effectiveness of your routine oral hygiene can influence the health of your mouth.  This relates to the oral bacterium that develop and thrive in your mouth.   But, this research shows that there is yet another player in the oral health game that also determines what grows in your mouth — genetics!

Your Takeaway

This new research opens the door for significant promise for determining the predisposition of people to certain disease processes, many of which are serious and life threatening.  It becomes, for some of us, vitally important that we comply with the oral hygiene recommendations made by our dental professionals.  Your Long Island Periodontist can help to identify and treat an gum and periodontal diseases for every member of your family.  Call Dr. Scharf at (631)661-6633 or pay him a visit on the web at http://drscharf.com and let him tell you how he can treat gum and periodontal diseases with a laser rather than a scalpel/

 

 

 

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Chronic Stress and Gum Disease: Are They Connected?

Do you or does any member of your family suffer from gum disease; or how about gingivitis?  If so, then I think some information that I gleaned from an article I read recently might be of interest to you.  Come along with me while we briefly discuss chronic stress and how it can be related to gum disease.

Recent Research Data

The article to which I refer reported that recent research has revealed  better understanding of why chronic stress levels seem to lead to elevated levels of inflammation in the human body.  This study was done by researchers at Ohio State University, the University of California – Los Angeles, Northwestern University and the University of British Columbia.  They used a mouse model to conduct the research but they also report the same finding in chronically stressed humans.  It seems that there is a stress-induced modification in the bone marrow that causes more cells to become pro-inflammatory.  This was found in both the mouse model as well as in the chronically stressed humans.   The researchers found 4 times more immune cells in the blood and spleen in stressed mice than in non-stressed mice.

All Stress is not Bad

Let me clarify something, at this point.  All stress is not bad and not all inflammation is negative for our bodies.  You see, the human body is designed with an immune system that protects us from disease and infections.  When the body detects infections or suffers trauma, the immune system activates the natural anti-inflammatory process and sends armies of pro-inflammation cells to the site of the injury, trauma or infection in an attempt to fight the inflammation and heal the body.  Stress is associated with infection and trauma, so some stress and its associated inflammation is normal and can even be healthy.  However, when stress becomes burdensome over long periods of time, inflammation develops that becomes chronic and introduces those armies of pro-inflammation cells that upset the delicate balance of our other systems.  Basically, let’s say you work for someone who is really bad and nasty and you have worked for them for a long period of time.  Your body is most likely experiencing an over abundance of immune cells that think they are fighting an infection or trauma that doesn’t necessarily exist.  This is a set up for development and progression of some pretty major diseases like heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, cancer and even gingivitis and periodontal disease.

What Can You Do?

In view of the fact that most of us live and breathe increased levels of stress on a daily basis with the clutter and chaos of this world today, the well established medical recommendation to reduce your stress levels is a good one.  Making lifestyle changes to help reduce those levels will go a long way toward decreasing those damaging levels of inflammation in your body.  Take one step at a time in those changes until you reach a level of peacefulness that is more healthy.

Another way of protecting you and your family from the stress-related health problems mentioned above is to begin and maintain regular dental check ups with your dental professional.  Your Periodontist on Long Island can help to identify and treat periodontal disease.  Call Dr. Scharf at (631)661-6633 or visit him online at http://drscharf.com and let him tell you how he can treat gum disease with a laser instead of a scalpel.

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Why Do Diabetics Need to Watch Their Mouthes?

If you are a diabetic, I know you have heard and, most likely, read volumes of reports on how Diabetes Mellitus can affect your body and your life.  If you have been a diabetic for any length of time, I am sure you are well aware of the complications caused by the progression of this disease and how it can affect virtually every part of your body.  If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes, then your journey is only just beginning and you are about to find out that changes need to be made in virtually every part of your life.  I recently read an article about how diabetics need to “Watch Your Mouth” to protect yourself against the risks of gum disease.

Why The Higher Risk?

Research has shown that diabetics are twice as likely to develop gum disease than non-diabetics.  The reason stems from elevated levels of blood glucose which interferes with the natural immune response to oral infections.   American Diabetic Association research also shows that treating gum disease becomes more difficult when the diabetes is uncontrolled.  This is the reason why they have joined efforts with Colgate to design and promote the “Watch Your Mouth” campaign in an effort to increase public awareness.

The Watch Your Mouth campaign has a few suggestions for living well with your diabetes:

  • They are recommending beginning a regimen of brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day.  Their research shows that brushing with Colgate Total toothpaste twice a day can help to improve oral health in as few as our weeks.  They are further recommending regular dental checkups to keep up with any changes, good or bad, that may be occurring in your mouth.
  • Dietary changes are always at the top of the list of things a diabetic must consider.  While none of us really enjoy the elimination of our favorite foods from our eating plan, you might wish to consider making simple changes and substitutions in your favorite recipes so that everyone in the family can continue to enjoy those favorite foods.
  • The American Diabetic Association lists their most common risk factors as: being 45 years of age or older, being overweight, not exercising regularly, having high blood pressure and being a part of a certain ethnic or racial group.

While your diabetic doctor and your other diabetic educators are important in the management of your health care, remember that your dentist is also just as vital.  Your Periodontist on Long Island can identify and treat gum disease and periodontitis to improve your oral health.  Call Dr. Scharf at (631)661-6633 or pay him a visit on the web at http://drscharf.com and let him tell you how he can treat gum disease with a laser instead of a scalpel.