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Treating and Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease can cause tooth loss, as well as contribute to overall health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Part of a healthy lifestyle is keeping your smile healthy.

Huffman Family Dentistry has the expertise that you need to help treat and reverse your symptoms of gum disease before it’s too late. Dr. Newman and Dr. Weaver utilize PerioProtect to help you fight gum disease at home. Learn more about PerioProtect.

Fact: Periodontitis Is The Leading Cause Of Tooth Loss In Adults

We take preventing and treating gum disease very seriously. During your checkups at Huffman Family Dentistry, the highly reviewed dentist in Anchorage, AK, you’ll receive a comprehensive exam that screens for gum disease. Keeping your smile disease-free starts with preventive care and oral hygiene counseling. If you already have periodontitis, we will consider periodontal therapies with you.

How Do You Know If You Have It?

While a dental exam is the only way to get an accurate assessment of your gum health, there are signs you can look for at home:

  • Swelling and inflammation along the gumline
  • Gums that bleed
  • Red, blue or purple-colored tissue
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Visible tartar buildup
  • Spaces between your teeth
  • Food caught between your teeth
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Receding Gums

Simple gingivitis begins as mild inflammation and gum bleeding but can develop into advanced gum disease if left untreated. It is caused by plaque bacteria deposits under the gum tissue. If the plaque isn’t removed, the tooth’s supporting structures will begin to deteriorate. Mild bone loss becomes more severe over time, and teeth eventually fall out.

Effective home hygiene (brushing and flossing) is typically enough to reverse gingivitis, but some plaque will lodge too deeply for you to clean yourself. We recommend regular professional cleanings at least twice a year for patients with normal oral health, and more frequently for those battling gum disease.

Keep your gums, teeth, and yourself healthy. Call us or fill out our contact form to make an appointment at Huffman Family Dentistry. Ask about our PerioProtect and restorative dentistry services.

Check out our preventive dentistry services; the key to enjoying your natural teeth for an entire lifetime


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Jennell White
Jennell White
March 15, 2023
Great office! Kind and polite staff thorough and wonderful patient care and bed side manner. Office is clean and has a good atmosphere. Dr. Weaver is fantastic!
Robert Froehle
Robert Froehle
January 30, 2023
Huffman Family Dentistry is an outstanding dental practice. My wife and I are always treated very well. The Dental hygenis who I see is a young lady named Whitney and she is outstanding. Both dentists in the practice are superb. We are fortunate to have found a dental practice that is so outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for good Dentistry.
Fata Morgana SCAlaska
Fata Morgana SCAlaska
November 30, 2022
I have always received excellent Dental Care from the Staff at Huffman Family Dentistry. Thanks go to Jean, and Dr. Newman for my recent teeth-cleaning and examination.
Anne Donaldson
Anne Donaldson
November 9, 2022
I highly recommend Huffman Family Dentistry. Very friendly and well organized front office team. I’ve always been please with my dental work done by Dr. Newman.
Giselle Koch
Giselle Koch
August 11, 2022
First time in my life that I actually enjoyed going to the dentist. Dr. Weaver is kind and informative. The environment is relaxing and very clean and the entire staff is friendly. Highly recommend Huffman Family Dentistry.
Shawna McIntire
Shawna McIntire
July 11, 2022
I had not been to denist in many years and HAD alot of anxiety when it came to going back to Dentist. Huffman Family Dentistry has a friendly and empathetic staff. Cleaned me up and set plan in action. Cannot say how grateful I am.
Becca Padrick
Becca Padrick
November 4, 2021
I just had my best ever dental appointment at Huffman Family Dentistry! I have extreme sensitivities to certain sounds and sensations, and the scraping of metal on my teeth is a combination of two of my worst issues. In all of my other appointments, I have cried in the chair, had meltdowns, and (at my best) had panic attacks that shook my body while they were working on my mouth. I recently saw a tiktok where someone had similar issues at the dentist, and they recommended asking for plastic tools instead of the standard metal. I immediately called up my dentist and asked if that would be an option for me, and they said that as long as I signed a waiver stating that I understood it wouldn’t be as effective as the metal tools, they could use those instead. I just came out of the appointment, and I did not have any sort of panic response whatsoever. I didn’t cry, I was only mildly uncomfortable, and I was able to keep my composure the entire time. The hygienist was quick and sympathetic, and every person was kind and helpful at every step. If you have issues with going to the dentist and that’s stopping you from going, please consider giving them a call and asking what non-traditional things can be done to help. Huffman Family Dentistry was incredible with me, and now I am not afraid to schedule my next appointment!
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