A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Université Laval in Canada has found that polyphenols from wild blueberries are capable of helping prevent gum disease. The study, conducted on immune system cells, found that extracts from the polyphenol-rich lowbush blueberry stopped bacterium related to gum disease from developing. These same extracts also reduced the inflammation response of cells already infected with gum disease.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, please call Burke dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban at 703-323-8200 to schedule an evaluation today.
Preventing Gum Disease
The best ways to prevent gum disease remain daily brushing and flossing. Brushing should be done with a soft bristled toothbrush after every meal and flossing should be completed both morning and night for optimal effects. Biannual visits with Dr. Marzban are also necessary to make sure small issues do not become large problems. During your next routine visit to our office we can help you determine if a more detailed oral hygiene routine would be beneficial for you.
If you live in Fairfax, Fairfax Station, or surrounding areas of Virginia and are looking for an experienced and caring dentist, please contact Pamela Marzban, DDS to schedule an appointment today.