Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.

Preventive Care for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Invest in your oral health with our comprehensive preventive care services. Our team is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment today!

Call us: (718) 365-4300 Request An Appointment

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number of different factors. However, it is mainly caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque, a sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar).

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition

Periodontal Disease

Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.

click here to learn more about periodontal maintenance through our ADA patient education library

Fordham Plaza Dental Associates-Citident

5 out of 5 stars based on 56 Periodontal Maintenance reviews

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The staff here is very friendly. The service and time to explain things are a fantastic reflection of excellent customer service.

- Teandra R

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was a really good and friendly environment, would come back again. Thank you!

- Elizabeth M

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Even though I was super early and wasn't expected to be seen any time soon ,I was seen right away.

- Daliyah V

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The wait was not long and the doctor and assistant were awesome.

- Fayth P

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very Friendly. I love it here.

- Karinah H

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very patient, very sweet.

- Melissa J

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I wish I had come sooner. Nicely run service. And you are seen quickly. Dr. broke down best options.

- Benita R

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

All of my concerns were met. Dr. Rastogi is the best dentist that I've ever been assigned to. Overall great service. I will be returning.

- Laniece O

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Rabi is the best

- Kristyan G

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Wonderful care. I will be back!

- Rachel S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Today's visit was absolutely amazing. Love the dentist. She did an awesome job.

- Nyla W

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I've been coming here for years and have always been greeted by friendly, courteous staff members and caring dentists.

- Susan S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I went to do a full.xray on Jan 22 the staff treat me so bad the boss told me I had to leave I told him your manager was very nasty to me so i ask for some one.else to do my xray they would.not.give me someone else went to.talk.to boss to.file.a complaint. He didn't want to hear me he told me.to leave after i was there for.3 hours

- Melissa D

1 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Professionals. God bless you and keep up the good work.

- Winfred J

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Rastogi was nice and professional.

- Isaiah T

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Hovsky was amazing with Devyn and made him comfortable every step of the way.

- Devyn W

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I am very grateful for being seen last minute. The service was prompt, and the staff were friendly and very welcoming.

- Denny S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great.(over 20 years coming here)

- Debbie M

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Ive been coming here for over 5 years and I'm very comfortable with this dentist, Dr. Hovsky

- Carrington D

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I love this place...so really good!

- WilmeryY F

5 out of 5 stars on