More than 75% of people in America age 35 and older have some kind of gingivitis, the result of bad dental hygiene and the subsequent build-up of tooth plaque. In the very first stage, your gumline may swell and bleed easily. At its worst, you could possibly lose all of your teeth. Thus, if you would like to maintain your teeth, make sure you take care of your gums. Fortunately gingivitis is preventable in most instances. Attention to day-to-day oral hygiene (flossing and brushing), as well as expert dental cleanings two times a year, may be all that is required to stop as well as reverse the early phase of gum disease.
Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention
Gum disease, also known as Gingivitis is quite well-known in men and women and is also the leading source of tooth loss. Gum disease is caused when plaque and tartar develop along the gum line, aggravating the gums. Popular signs of gingivitis are:
- Bleeding gums while brushing
- Bright red or red purple color to gums
- Open mouth sores
- Swollen gumline
- Foul breath
With preventive dental cleanings and a quality at-home oral hygiene regimen it is possible to stop gum disease. The effects of periodontics are also quite easy to reverse whenever caught early and treatment is received. All of our hygienists offer mild, extensive dental cleanings which remove the plague build-up which typical brushing and flossing misses. In addition they provide education and instructions in order to get the highest benefit from brushing and flossing.
Newly released studies have shown an association between periodontics, degeneration of surrounding tooth structure, and a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, very low birth weight as well as diabetes. Since periodontics may have a detrimental effect on your over-all health and wellness we strongly recommend getting professional dental cleanings not less than each and every six months. We may propose more regular dental cleanings for some of our own patients if advised, and in addition may possibly refer complex periodontics instances to a specialist.