Periodontal/Gum Disease

Preventative Therapy Can Save Your Life!

Coming in for regular dental cleanings is no longer a matter of just looking good. Your dental hygiene affects your overall health. Bleeding gums or receding gums can be a sign of periodontal disease, a chronic infection that almost everyone has to some degree.

You can never fully rid yourself of the bacteria in your mouth, but you can control the numbers and distribution of these germs.

Current medical research has proven that the bacteria and the chronic inflammation they cause in your mouth are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetic management, and can lead to complications of pregnancy and delivery. The ability of your body to fight other infections is compromised.

We have a comprehensive program of periodontal disease management. Our dental hygienist, Suzann, tailors treatment to your individual needs, and helps you to control this chronic disease in a way that makes sense for today's life style.

Our emphasis on preventative therapy will make you feel better and live longer.


The Family Dentist

Richard A. Epstein, DMD, FAGD

Emergency 24/7 Care – (203) 227-3709

Dr. Epstein's has moved to 329 Riverside Avenue in  Westport, about 5 minutes from his former office.
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