Dr. Klass in the News

Dr Klass, Periodontist, PhiladelphiaDid you see who was recently interviewed in Suburban Life magazine? Dr. Dmitriy Klass, who joined our practice this past August, is highlighted in a feature article in the popular, local magazine.

Dr. Klass compares helping people keep their natural teeth to having physical therapy, where physical rehabilitation would be the first step in addressing knee issues before knee replacement surgery, for instance, is considered.

It’s a great analogy. As Dr. Klass says, at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, “We do a lot of implants but everything is centered on helping people stay healthy and keep what they have, if that is what they choose.” Dr. Klass continues by explaining that “We will go above and beyond with the newest techniques” when it comes to helping patients keep their natural teeth and that we strive to “teach them habits that will keep them happy in the future.”

Dr. Klass raises a good question when it comes to good oral hygiene habits: What steps can patients take to keep natural teeth for life?

Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, every single day!
  • Floss every day, all the way up/down to the gum line
  • Use fluoride products like toothpaste and mouthwash to help prevent decay
  • Visit your regular dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings
  • If you suspect or have been diagnosed with gum disease, visit your periodontal office as often as suggested for maintenance to treat the disease
  • Do not use tobacco products!
  • Monitor sugar intake

Still wondering what else you can do? Early diagnosis and treatment are critical. Ask our periodontists and periodontal hygienists any questions you have about your oral care. We’re happy to offer any insight into better ways to take care of your teeth today to help you keep them healthy tomorrow.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation!