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Jacksonville FL Periodontist, Dr. Richard E. Aguila, Promotes Periodontal Maintenance For Dental Hygiene Month


Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S., works with many patients to treat issues related to gum disease, and with October being Dental Hygiene month, he is focusing on engaging patients in periodontal maintenance. Once gum disease treatment is complete, it is important that a periodontal maintenance plan be put in place to prevent further problems and to maintain good oral health.

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Dr. Richard E. Aguila of Contemporary Implant Dentistry & Periodontics is working with patients this October to create an individual periodontal maintenance plan in honor of Dental Hygiene Month. As a periodontist, Dr. Aguila treats many patients for periodontal issues. When a patient has been diagnosed with early-stage gum disease, Dr. Aguila helps them to address the issue proactively. By doing this, a patient may be able to save time, money and hopefully their teeth.

Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria that is located in the mouth. When the bacteria gather in the pockets between the teeth and the gums, it can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, increasing the pocket depth and allowing for more bacteria to collect. The toxins released by the bacteria can damage teeth and cause gum disease.

Bacteria also live in the plaque that can build up on the teeth. When the plaque is not removed regularly, it creates a habitat where the bacteria thrive. Regular proper brushing and flossing are crucial to reducing this plaque. However, even when a person uses the proper methods of teeth-brushing on a very regular schedule, plaque will naturally form some deposits. This is why it is so important to visit Dr. Aguila for regular periodontal maintenance cleanings and have that plaque professionally removed.

A periodontal maintenance plan is individually created for each patient. Some patients naturally buildup plaque more quickly than others and will require a more rigorous schedule of treatments. Patients who are more susceptible to gum disease may also require more frequent treatments. Patients who have received treatments in the past will also be monitored very closely to prevent a reoccurrence of the disease.

Working with Dr. Aguila on a maintenance program is the best way to stay on top of one's dental health and prevent problems such as gum disease in the future. More information on prevention can be found at

Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Jacksonville, FL since 2010. Dr. Aguila received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Chemistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. He completed a hospital-based General Practice Residency at the Naval Medical Center- San Diego. He practiced general dentistry in the Navy for six years before pursuing his specialty training in periodontics and dental implant surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. During this time he obtained his Certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Health Sciences with honors. Dr. Aguila has been practicing periodontics and dental implant surgery exclusively since 2001. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Richard E. Aguila, D.D.S and his dental services visit his website at and call (904) 638-7980.

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