Poudre Valley Family Dental
A Great Dentist
  • “So glad that my husband and I have Dr. Gray and his staff for our dental care. We have been under Dr. Gray's care for minor and not-so-minor procedures for the past 2 years and have been very happy with the excellent, up-to-date dentistry and compassionate care. Dr. Gray's friendly and efficient office staff and dental assistants contribute to our confidence in what has been outstanding dental care.” - A

  • “Wonderful office and great experience! Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable and explained everything! Exactly what I was Looking for in a dentist!!” - A

  • “Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Gray's office. Cleanings are thorough and comfortable and the staff is friendly and professional. Desired appointments are easy to obtain and kept on time.” - D

  • “Poudre Valley Family Dental Rocks. They are always personable and friendly. The staff all call me by name when I walk in the door and they ask me about my family and work. I never feel rushed out the door, and yet they are always prompt and timely. It's like visiting with friends every 6 months. I highly recommend making these guys your dental team!” - E

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is the loss of bone from around the teeth resulting from chronic infection and inflammation.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease often referred to as gum disease, can be painless until it reaches a very advanced stage involving permanent damage to the bone holding the teeth in place. When symptoms do become apparent, they can include consistent bad breath, receding gums, red or bleeding gums, new spaces between teeth, and loose teeth. Unfortunately, many people tend to ignore a few of these signs (particularly bad breath and bleeding gums), thinking that this is normal. It's not normal, and you should always have these types of symptoms checked out.

Periodontal Disease Prevention

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is with regular professional cleanings and exams. Our hygienist, Rachel, can clean areas around your teeth and gums that are inaccessible to toothbrush bristles, floss, and water-picks. She has a gentle touch, yet still does excellent, thorough cleanings. Cleanings with Rachel are often the first line of defense. If she notices anything concerning, she will notify Dr. Gray right away. With regular cleanings and exams, we can detect periodontal disease at early stages before obvious symptoms appear and irreversible severe damage occurs. 

Rachel is personable and experienced. She would tell me what she was doing and looking for with the teeth and provided good health care advice. She handled the water pick well being very careful with it in sensitive spots. I think it was a thorough session, both in cleaning and in the examination and advice. ~ R.K. , Loveland
Love Rachel! She is a wonderful member of your team. Always friendly and upbeat. Makes the dental visit a pleasure! ~ H. B.

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