Dr. Ivy Batos
Dr. Ivy Batos and her team strive to provide the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care. We do this by offering leading edge, state-of-the-art periodontal therapy in an environment that is caring and thoughtful. We believe everyone is deserving of good oral health.
We take pride in two things – how we treat our patients and the quality of our treatment. We highly value the patient education process and effective lines of communication with both our patients and their family dentists.
We are committed to continuously expanding our horizons of knowledge and technical expertise. Given what we know about periodontal disease, most people can keep their teeth for their lifetime. Everyone should be given that chance.
Our team is dedicated to delivering quality periodontal care in a personal and caring manner. Periodontal disease is present in epidemic proportions and often presents no symptoms until the destructive infectious process is advanced. Our commitment to health includes concern for the health of the gums and bone supporting your teeth, as well as your total body health. A beautiful smile and good oral health is accessible and deserved by everyone.
Dr. Ivy Batos is a graduate of Cornell University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Dental Degree and Periodontal certification from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to full-time practice she is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University, teaching in the Department of Periodontics. Dr. Batos loves to lecture and teach. Her special interests include the relationship between periodontal disease and total body health. Dr. Batos received a special achievement award in Periodontics and Prosthetic Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania and has been published in various journals.
Memberships include: American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Cleveland Society of Periodontists, Midwest Society of Periodontists, The Ohio Dental Association, Northeast Ohio Dental Society and The Academy of Osseointegration.
You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing in between your teeth removes food debris and plaque from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease. Another great reason to floss is that recent studies have shown that flossing helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke.
When flossing, be sure to gently insert the floss in between the teeth, without snapping, which could damage the gum tissue. Gently move the floss up and down into the spaces between the gum and teeth. Floss the sides of all of your teeth, even if there isn’t a tooth next to another one. There are a number of dental products available that are designed to make flossing easier, such as disposable dental flossers.