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What is Periodontal Disease?


Posted on 2/22/2021 by Ronald Watkins
What is Periodontal Disease?Do you want a bright and healthy smile? To look and feel your best when smiling, it is important to adopt effective dental hygiene practices. By taking daily care of your gums, you can be assured of healthy and strong teeth.

Why Should You Take Care of Your Gums?


Periodontal disease is a type of bacterial infection, and it affects the gum and bone around the teeth, making them weak. It is also known as “periodontitis,” and it causes inflammation of the gums and other symptoms. These include plaque build-up on the teeth and sensitive or bleeding gums.

The plaque that builds up forms tartar that can only be removed professionally by our dental team. Studies have shown that if left untreated, periodontal disease can often lead to tooth loss. You are more at risk to get a gum infection if you smoke or have illnesses such as diabetes, HIV, and cancer. Because of this, treatment of the bacteria may be less effective.

The Importance of Good Gum Care


Good oral hygiene can go a long way in preventing dental bacteria from harming your gums. Flossing after every meal allows you to remove small food particles and the bacteria that can get trapped and cause bad breath.

One of the best ways to deal with gum disease is maintaining clean teeth. To avoid plaque build-up, brush your teeth at least twice a day or after every meal. Make sure your toothbrush has soft bristles that are safe for sensitive gums. Using a toothpaste that targets plaque bacteria on the gum line can reduce bad breath.

Going for regular dental checkups at our office can help in detecting disease-causing bacteria that are often found in the mouth. We can carefully examine your mouth during your appointment to help detect any issues before they become worse. Please visit us at our dental clinic for more tips on maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing gum disease.


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