Why You Should Prevent Gum Disease

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To keep your mouth from fashioning gum disease, you should brush twice daily and floss once a day. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is our priority at David E. Pearson DMD PC, so we’ve put together this information on how you can steer clear of gum disease.

Periodontal disease is a dental disorder caused by uncontrolled bacteria development on teeth and gums. An early symptom of gum disease is red, bloody and/or swollen gums, but left untreated, gum disease can progress to a graver form that causes tooth and bone loss. Practicing great oral hygiene is the best method to treat milder forms of gum disease, but severe types of gum disease require professional treatments.

To avert the onset of gum disease, there are many things you can do. Brushing your pearly whites two times per day and flossing your chompers at least once daily top our list, and you can also deliberate on using an oral cavity flush to support you as you eliminate the plaque on and between your pearly whites and gums. As always, it’s also imperative to stop by our office at least once every half of a year for cleaning; hardened plaque (called tartar) will need to be removed by professional hygienists. And don’t smoke or chew tobacco if you want to prevent gum disease.

Was this data helpful for you? Please let our team at David E. Pearson DMD PC know. We’re committed to your health and want you to be healthy constantly. Contact us at 770.995.9051 now to set up your next checkup with Dr. David E. Pearson and the team in Lawrenceville, Georgia.