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St Petersburg Dentist Answers PerioSciences Questions

PerioSciences and antioxidants are getting a lot of attention within the dental community. We have recently added several products and services in this area and would like to share some of the common questions.

Are Antioxidants found in saliva?

Yes. Salivary antioxidants are part of your body’s natural defense system against oral disease. Low levels of antioxidants are connected with conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis, dry mouth, TMJ and even oral cancer.

Is oral inflammation linked to chronic disease?

Yes, The inflammation associated with oral disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis has been linked to chronic, systemic diseases including cardiovascular disease (which can lead to heart attack and stroke), diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, complications with fertility and pregnancy, and many others.

Can the AO ProVantage WHITE CARE system help whiten my teeth?

The WHITE CARE system of AOProVantage dental gel, AOProRinse and AOProToothpaste are great products for brightening your smile. These three products are uniquely formulated to enhance and extend your whitening treatments. They also soothe gums irritated by the chemicals used to whiten teeth.

If I use tobacco products can AO ProVantage help me?

Nicotine from tobacco products attack delicate oral tissues. But the antioxidants in PerioSciences products have been shown to counteract the cell damage from nicotine. AOProVantage BLAST contains an extra-strength concentration of antioxidants along with xylitol and essential oils to freshen breath while soothing soft tissue in the oral cavity.

Can AO ProToothpaste help strengthen my teeth?

PerioSciences AO ProToothpaste includes sodium fluoride to fight cavities plus hydroxyapatite, the mineral that makes up tooth structure. Micro-polishing and stain-lifting ingredients clean teeth gently, and the antioxidants rebalance the pH level to discourage cavity-causing bacteria. Available in both WHITE CARE and NATURAL formulations.

Contact our Periodontist today to see how we can help with your periodontal health.