It sneaks into your mouth slowly, sometimes silently and painlessly, and steals your teeth! This horrible creature, called gum disease or periodontal disease, affects over 75% of adults at some time and causes them more tooth loss than cavities do.
Caused by plaque bacteria that attack gums, supporting tissues and even bones, periodontal disease may display warning signs such as:
Factors increasing gum disease include tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, family history, especially crooked teeth, pregnancy, diabetes and certain medications. Not to worry when detected in earlier stages, gum disease can be treated and even reversed. Visit Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry check your gums today and help ward off that sneaky attacker!
Dear Valued Patients:
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety, as well as the safety of our team that serves you.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to or exceed each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect you and our team.
We look forward to seeing you again soon and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (760) 416-1003 or text us at 760-416-1003.
Thank you for taking the time to read about how we are taking every precaution to keep you and your team safe. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back. If you are a new patient to our practice, Welcome and thank you for choosing us for your dental needs.
Drs. Shepherd, Tom and the Entire Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Team