If you have talked with a dental professional before about gum disease, then you know how serious it can be. Gingivitis is reversible, but the more serious form of gum disease, periodontitis, requires special measures to control it.

We take your gum health seriously here at Marconi Dental Group. Dr. Alizadeh and the other dentists know that beautiful teeth are nothing without healthy gums to protect them. We also believe that education is the key to effective prevention. Please take a moment to review how correctly utilizing a few simple tools at home can have a major impact on your gum health.

How Are You Brushing Your Teeth?

Tooth brushing doesn’t just get rid of food and prevent cavities. It is also meant to remove plaque debris from along the gumline. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re reaching your gums when you brush. Scrubbing circles over your teeth alone won’t cut it! Spend a solid two minutes at the least in making sure you access your entire gumline. Short, gentle, jiggling motions at the gumline are best for loosening plaque that causes gum inflammation.

Why We Stress the Flossing

A toothbrush is important, but it won’t reach in-between your teeth. Floss should be carefully wiggled between teeth and then wrapped around a tooth in a C-shape. The floss should be slipped just below the gums and then gently moved up and down against the tooth. Then you switch to the other side. This removes harmful bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.

Other interdental aids from tufted floss or floss threaders to wooden picks can all come in handy. Talk with one of our dental hygienists to find out what is best for you. The most important thing is regularly removing plaque so that it can’t irritate your gums.

Powered Cleaning Device- Not Just a Toy!

You may have seen the electric toothbrushes and water flossers at your local drugstore or seen advertisements on television. Are these just a sales gimmick?

Far from it! Powered toothbrushes apply more concentrated plaque-removing energy in greater detail than you can manage by hand. Powered toothbrushes often come with time-tracking features to ensure that your teeth get a thorough cleaning, every time.

A water flosser is excellent for flushing out areas prone to tartar buildup or food-impaction. For some patients, a water flosser is a lifesaver when manual flossing is physically too difficult for them. These powered tools really enhance the oral hygiene fundamentals!

Rinse Your Way to Better Oral Health

There are many over-the-counter rinses with ingredients that combat the development of inflammation-causing bacteria. Some with stronger antibacterial properties are available by prescription. When used in conjunction with proper brushing and flossing techniques, a rinse can help you maintain excellent gum health.

Visit our Carmichael practice for a thorough gum health assessment. We’ll also suggest the techniques and products that are best for your oral health care needs.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

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Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

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Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.

 

The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.