Recent Studies Show nearly half of all adults have some degree of gum disease. Although some periodontal treatments can be invasive or ineffective, The Perio Tray® by Perio Protect® is a simple treatment that reaches where your toothbrush, floss and mouthrinse can’t.
Perio Protect is a comprehensive periodontal treatment approach that combines professional cleanings with effective, at-home treatment. The Perio Tray is similar to a mouthguard but it has a special sealing system to deliver medication below the gum line. You simply put the medication in the tray and wear it for a few minutes a day between office visits—it’s that easy.
Not only is this approach easy to use, it treats the bacteria causing your gum disease in a comfortable way, minimizing the need for surgery and antibiotics.
Better Results Than Office Visits Alone
Bacteria reproduce quickly under the gums, making it difficult to control between office visits. Research shows that when professional cleanings are combined with Perio Tray delivery of hydrogen peroxide gel, patients get better results than the cleanings alone. The Perio Tray is designed specifically to combat bacteria and supplement in-office treatment, helping you keep gum disease under control.
Peroxide is the active ingredient in Perio Protect and it’s the same for tooth whitening gels. That means that your teeth will whiten the longer you use it to keep your gums healthy. Also, bad breath is a common problem, especially if your gums are infected. It’s because bacterial by-products are stinky and it is those by products that accumulate under the gums making a toxic smelly soup (or if you want to get technical it’s called a biofilm). The peroxide in the Perio Protect gel fills the area under the gums with oxygen and that cleans it out, which means the stinky molecules get cleaned out too. So with Perio Protect you get healthy gums, whiter teeth and fresher breath – win, win, win!
Caring for your gums is crucial to your oral and overall health. If you have any questions about how Perio Protect can benefit you, give us a call to set an appointment or reach out to us on social media! We’d love to answer any questions you might have.