How do you fix unhealthy gums? It doesn’t happen overnight, but a few basic changes can help return your gums to health and ensure a confident smile.
Periodontal, or gum disease isn’t something anyone wants to hear they have. And chances are, if you’ve been told you have it, the first question you’ll want to know is how did it happen? Periodontal disease is caused by a multitude of aspects including bad oral hygiene, tooth decay, and excessive amounts of bacteria and plaque buildup.
The ramifications of periodontal disease include permanent tooth loss, gum pain, and teeth sensitivity. What most patients do not know is that periodontal disease is completely preventable. So, now that we are about to embark on a new year, why not take a quick look at the simple ways you can prevent gum disease at home:
Brush after every meal. To prevent the accumulation of plaque in the mouth, brush after every meal. If a toothbrush isn’t handy, just rinsing your mouth out with some water can help wash away any bacteria between brushing.
Flossing is key. Flossing removes plaque and food particles between teeth and the gum lines that cannot be removed by brushing. For this reason, flossing is key in preventing periodontal disease. It may sound like a hassle, but isn’t it better than the headache gum disease causes?
Schedule regular appointments. According to some studies, 3 out of 4 people are unaware that they suffer from periodontal disease. For this reason, it is essential to schedule an appointment, so your dental professional can thoroughly examine your teeth. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, you and your dentist will then discuss your treatment program to determine which periodontal services are ideal for your situation.
If you have questions or concerns about periodontal disease and how to fix unhealthy gums, make an appointment today with Dr. Farless at 336-282-2868 or visit our website at www.gsodentist.com.
Dr. Farless also proudly serves Greensboro, Brown Summit, Jamestown, High Point, McLeansville, Summerfield and all surrounding areas.