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Brian Kinsey DMD, Dentistry at Hamilton Mill

How can I prevent periodontal disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is common and often preventable.  The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to establish and consistently practice good oral hygiene.  The most important factors are good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

Good Oral Hygiene:  Floss daily and brush your teeth at least 2 times each day for at least 2 minutes.  Most people fall short with how long they spend brushing so an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer (such as Sonicare) can be very helpful.  Our office also recommends using Listerine antiseptic mouth rinse along with brushing and flossing.

Regular Dental Visits:  It is recommended that even the healthiest of mouths be seen every six months for a professional cleaning and examination.  Some individuals have risk factors such as prior gum disease, smoking, dry mouth, medications and braces which may require more frequent professional visits to ensure excellent oral health.

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We are excited to announce that our office will be re-opening on Monday May 4th at 8:00 a.m.  If you have an upcoming dental appointment and have any questions or concerns, please call or text the office 678-714-0525.  As a precaution to ensure the safety of our staff and patients, we ask that you do not bring any additional guest to your appointment. If you are showing ANY symptoms related to COVID-19, please let us know asap so we can help get your appointment rescheduled.

If you are experiencing a true dental emergency before we open on May 4th, please call our office at (678) 714-0525. If you are unsure whether or not you are having an emergency, please read the ADA patient emergency flier.

Dr Brian Kinsey & Staff