When we go to the dentist, we cross our fingers that all of the effort we’ve put in between checkups is good enough to keep our mouths healthy. After all, a dentist is there to help keep your smile healthy, but your efforts are really what keeps things running smoothly. If you put in the work, the checkups go much smoother. If not, trouble will be afoot. One of the more common issues is developing gum disease.
While it is a common occurrence, periodontal disease, or gum disease, can cause a significant amount of unwanted damage to your oral health and hygiene. These dental damages include swelling, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and permanent tooth loss. If you find that you have these symptoms frequently, it’s a good idea to have a dental professional examine the developing issue in order to ensure things are okay.
The good thing is gum disease can be prevented, and it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort. To avoid having these long-term damages and prevent periodontal disease, follow these simple steps:
Brush after meals. Brushing after meals is highly effective when preventing periodontal disease because brushing allows you to remove food particles and plaque that accumulate in the mouth. Just make sure you wait a half hour after your meal.
Flossing. It may not be your favorite part of the day, but flossing is also extremely important when preventing periodontal disease because it removes any plaque buildup that cannot be removed from brushing alone.
Keep your dental appointments. Only a professional can thorough examine your teeth to determine how well your oral health is. Schedule regular appointment to ensure you are steering clear of periodontal disease.
Call Tyngsboro dentist Dr. James Yankowskas for a consultation at 978-649-7773. Also, visit our website at tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.
Dr. Yankowskas proudly accepts patients from Tyngsboro and all surrounding areas.