What should I do to prevent gum disease and tooth decay?
Great gum and tooth care starts at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis and tooth decay as you age. To maintain optimal gum and tooth health, regular hygiene visits are highly recommended. During your visit, our Hygienist will teach you the proper flossing techniques and oral hygiene protocol for home care..
What are Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease is a quiet disease that begins with little or no symptoms. It is caused by bacteria that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums. The immediate condition is known as Gingivitis. The gums become irritated, inflamed and often bleed. If not properly treated, the condition worsens. Noticeable symptoms now appear. They include:
- Bad Breath
- Gum Recession
- Tooth Pain
- Tooth Loss
How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a chronic condition that needs iconstant attention. Through a series of periodontal cleanings, root planing & scaling, laser therapy and local antibiotics, this condition can be controlled. Periodontal surgery maybe necessary for severe cases.