At Dental Health & Wellness Boston, we believe that oral care starts from the gums up. If your gums aren’t healthy, all the fluoride in China won’t keep your smile intact. The good news is, recent research done by Boston University scientists (Dr. Jill Smith’s alma mater) has found that Omega-3, a fatty acid found in fish such as salmon, can actually reduce gum inflammation. In experiments, it has been proven effective in restoring bone and soft tissue loss – the key in gum recovery.
If an increase of salmon in your diet isn’t enough to quell the pain in your gums, it might be time to get in touch with Dr. Jill Smith, to set up a free consultation. If you have gum inflammation, or think it may have even progressed to gum disease – we offer a variety of services that can help. When you come in for a check-up, we will give you a periodontal disease screening to ensure optimum dental health.
We will measure and record your periodontal (gum and bone) condition including periodontal pocket depths, recession, bleeding points, inflammation indicators, etc. Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy such as deep scaling and root planing, laser therapy, Arestin and more are available in our Boston Dentist office for mild to moderate periodontal disease.
The reason’s to have Omega-3 in your diet or in a supplement such as fish oil capsule reaches far beyond your mouth. Omega-3 protects you from cardiac disease, lessens joint pain, improves brain function and memory, and even can improve your skin! Just remember, with healthy dental practices and regular check-ups, you can kiss gingivitis and gum inflammation goodbye.