Simple Steps You Can Take To Eliminate the Threat of Periodontal Disease!
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects your gums and the bone supporting your teeth.
Left untreated, periodontal disease will eventually require medical intervention to restore full oral health.
However, the really good news is that before your oral health deteriorates there are several easy ways to halt any painful conditions of the mouth. Frankel Dentistry want to share them with you!
You Can Do Simple Things to Prevent Gum Disease:
1. Brush your teeth regularly.
This essential habit removes the plaque and food debris that accumulate on a daily basis.
Brushing regularly also prevents the formation of more serious plaque buildup, which left untreated will certainly cause periodontal disease.(It is very important to acknowledge that “regularly” means at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste!)
Surprisingly, many people brush their teeth religiously but neglect to floss. Flossing is also vitally important because it gets into the hard to reach places between and behind teeth, removing sticky food particles that your toothbrush just can’t reach.
It is very important to use the proper technique when flossing so that you reap the maximum benefit. Your Frankel Dentistry hygienist will demonstrate the proper method of flossing; just ask!
3. Maintain regular dental visits to Frankel Dentistry
Even if you take stellar care of your teeth, it is still very important to head off any developing conditions that you may not detect. In addition, any tartar build up from the hardening of plaque can be more easily removed and treated so that it does not advanced to a more serious condition.
4. Don’t use tobacco products
Some patients are surprised to hear that smoking is one of the leading factors in the formation of periodontal disease. If you need one more reason to quit, this could serve as quite a motivator!
In addition to our discussion here about how to avoid the formation of gum disease, remember that on top of all the medical complications periodontal disease can cause, it is also responsible for bad breath due to much higher levels of bacteria present in your mouth. Yuck!