“Healing with Light”

Dr. Lynn Harasty provides a full scope of periodontal and laser services with expertise ranging from treating periodontal (gum) disease, to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting, to infant/child tongue and lip ties, to facial esthetics, to snoring, to providing you with a personalized program to maximize your oral health.  Your oral health directly affects your overall systemic health.  It is our philosophy to make periodontal care accessible, affordable and enjoyable so that anyone who desires to be healthy will be able to come to us and we will help them achieve their goals.  When you are healthy and feel good about yourself, you project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem.  This not only affects your relationships, but your performance at home, school, or work and ultimately provides a sense of well being.  Our goal is to make your oral health positively affect your systemic health and in turn, give you the best life possible.

Why is oral hygiene so important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The growing body of literature has shown links between periodontal disease and numerous systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, cancers, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pulmonary, and adverse pregnancy outcomes to name a few.  Periodontal disease is one of the most common inflammatory diseases in adults.  According to the US Centers for Disease Control, periodontal disease is considered to be a worldwide pandemic.  Untreated periodontal disease can lead to reduced quality of life, low self-esteem, disability, altered nutrition, speech impairment, reduced immune system function, and many other undesirable outcomes.

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by daily toothbrushing and flossing at home and regular professional dental cleanings. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film mostly made of bacteria, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth and cannot be completely removed by brushing and flossing alone, which is why regular professional care is critical to your well being. We proudly offer no-referral cleanings and oral hygiene appointments. For more information about oral hygiene or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office at Rutland Office Phone Number 802-775-7440.