You hear a lot about cavity prevention, but not nearly enough about gum disease prevention. The truth, though, is that the health of your gums is as critical to your overall oral wellness as your teeth are. Without a strong and dependable foundation, your tooth will loosen and can even fall out. Here at Best Care Family Dental, we want you, our valued patient, to avoid the pitfalls of gum disease whenever possible.
Dental plaque causes gum disease as well as tooth decay. When your gums are first affected by plaque, the likely effects are redness and irritation. You may not even realize that you have a problem. This stage is called gingivitis. When you come in to see our dentist 11372
for a six month examination, you will have a teeth cleaning. In addition to it removing tartar buildup that has occurred due to plaque that was not eliminated during your oral hygiene routine, a teeth cleaning also reverses the effects of gingivitis. Better still, be sure that you brush first thing each morning, and then again at night. Floss at bedtime, too. And make certain to use proper technique, which our dentist 11372
can show you. Also, avoid excess sugar in your diet, as well as starches (potatoes, rice, pasta). If gum disease were to reach the advanced stage of periodontitis, you would notice signs like receding gums, bleeding when you brush, and persistent bad breath. Inflammation and infection are very possible, as is the erosion of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. At that point, you would need a more serious treatment called scaling and root planing to restore your gum health.
This is perfect time to contact our office and set up an appointment to come in and see our dentist 11372
. Gum disease prevention is vital, so don't neglect it.
Best Care Family Dental
88-09 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights, New York 11372
By Green Garden Dental
June 28, 2018