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At Pure Perio, we're dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral hygiene, leading to a beautiful, healthy smile. Our mission is to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to maintain your oral health, prevent or manage periodontal disease, and ensure your smile shines with confidence.


Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes: Making the Right Choice

Manual Toothbrushes:

Manual toothbrushes have been the trusted choice for decades. They are cost-effective, easy to use, and available in a wide range of styles and bristle types. We'll guide you through proper brushing techniques, including the essential two-minute brushing routine, the right amount of pressure to apply, and how often to replace your brush.

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Electric Toothbrushes:

Electric toothbrushes have revolutionized the way we clean our teeth. They offer advanced cleaning power, often featuring timers and pressure sensors to ensure a thorough clean. They even connect to your smart phone!

Their powerful vibrations and oscillating motions are able to break up and remove more plaque and bacteria that lead to cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal diseases. Electric brushes are especially helpful for those with limited dexterity.

We'll help you select the ideal electric toothbrush for your unique needs and demonstrate how to use it effectively.


Flossing: The Unsung Hero of Oral Care

Dental Floss:

Flossing is an integral part of maintaining your oral health, preventing cavities, and warding off gum disease. To master the flossing technique, start with a piece of dental floss about 18 inches long, wrapping the ends around your middle fingers and holding it taut with your thumbs and index fingers. Gently guide the floss between each tooth, curving it in a "C" shape to hug the tooth's surface, ensuring you reach just below the gumline. Use a clean section of the floss for each new tooth to prevent spreading bacteria. Be gentle, but thorough, as aggressive flossing can harm your gums. Make flossing a daily habit to remove plaque, food particles, and prevent gum disease, ensuring your smile stays healthy and bright.

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Oral Irrigator (Water Pick):

Oral Irrigators also know as water picks, or water flossers, are innovative oral hygiene devices that provide a gentle yet highly effective way to clean between teeth and below the gumline. These devices work by emitting a pressurized stream of water, which dislodges food particles and plaque, promoting a thorough and refreshing clean. Oral Irrigators are especially valuable for individuals with braces, dental implants, or dental work, as they can reach areas that traditional floss may struggle to access. They are also an excellent choice for those with sensitive gums, as the water flow can be adjusted to suit your comfort level. While this is not a substitution for traditional flossing, incorporating an oral irrigator into your oral hygiene routine will help contribute to cleaner teeth, and healthier gums.

Interproximal Brush (Proxy Brushes): Tiny Tools, Big Impact

Interproximal Brushes (Proxy Brushes), with their slender and flexible design, are designed to access tight spaces, such as gaps between teeth, braces, or dental appliances. Interproximal brushes and floss effectively remove plaque and food particles, preventing tooth decay and gum issues. By including interproximal brushes in your daily routine, you can ensure that no area of your mouth goes uncleaned, promoting optimal oral health and a confident, bright smile. Learn the art of precision cleaning to improve gum health and ensure no crevice goes untouched.

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Mouth Rinse

Mouth Rinse: The Final Touch for Fresh Breath


Mouthwash is the cherry on top of your oral hygiene routine. Not only does it freshen your breath, but it can also kill harmful bacteria and protect your teeth and gums. Mouth rinses come in various formulations, from antibacterial options that combat gum disease and bad breath to fluoride-enhanced varieties that fortify teeth against cavities. Incorporating mouth rinse into your daily regimen not only leaves your mouth feeling refreshed but also provides an added layer of protection for your oral health. It's the finishing touch to your oral care routine, promoting a clean, healthy mouth and the confidence of long-lasting, minty-fresh breath. We'll recommend the best mouthwash for your specific needs, whether it's for teeth sensitivity, gum health, or general hygiene. We'll also provide tips on when and how to use mouthwash to optimize its benefits.

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Night Guard Appliance

Rest Easy with a Custom Night Guard Appliance

Night Guard Appliance

A night guard appliance may be recommended to help to stabilize your teeth and prevent bone loss. Clenching and grinding can occur without you even knowing its happening. Signs of this nighttime activity can be seen on your teeth and diagnosed at the office. A night guard appliance is fabricated out of acrylic and made to precisely fit your top jaw.

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Periodontal Therapies & Services

Periodontal Therapy

While there is no cure for periodontal disease, it can be treated surgically and maintained non surgically. Some treatments include scaling and root planing, osseous surgery, and perio-maintenance. Learn more more about our periodontal treatment options.

Implant Services

Dental implants replace missing teeth. Implants offer improved appearance, long-lasting teeth, and enhanced comfort over other options. Learn more to see if implants are right for you.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy provides a no cut no sew alternative to traditional gum surgeries. Lasers can also aid in tissue regeneration. Learn more about laser therapy and the LANAP and LAPIP procedures.

Recession Therapy

Gum recession exposes the roots of teeth and can lead to sensitivity and decay. It also affects the aesthetics of your smile. Gum grafting is a procedure that helps cover exposed roots and regenerate lost gum tissue. Learn more about the surgical techniques used to treat recession.

Specialty Services

As a full service periodontal practice, Pure Perio utilizes the latest dental technologies, imaging, and surgical techniques allowing for the best patient care and customized treatments including hard tissue preservation, aesthetics, and regenerative services. Learn more about the specialty services offered.

Post Operative Care

Proper post-operative care is crucial for healing and recovery after oral surgery. Be sure to follow all instructions, and attend post operative appointments. With proper after care procedures, we can ensure smooth and comfortable healing. Learn more about procedure specific instructions.

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