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Defeat Gum Disease As Best You Can…

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Waking up in the morning brushing your teeth is a daily habit for most Americans. We look at our mouth as a function for talking and eating. Like other parts of our body it needs care. This attacks teeth and gums putting you at risk of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

One of the first stages of gum disease is plaque starts accumulating on your teeth. It is not noticeable in the beginning. Scheduling appointments with your dentist for cleanings will include eliminating the buildup. If not, it can progress into the next stage. The plaque turns into a hard material making it harder to clean and turns into tarter. At this point, you will have to rely on a professional to remove it which consists of a scraping. Sometimes this can be painful.

If you haven’t practiced routine oral hygiene, you’ll begin experiencing early signs of gum disease. When you brush your teeth bleeding may occur in the gums. A slight swelling may also be seen. If treatment is not sought, the tissue surrounding your teeth and the bone will begin to weaken. You’ll be at risk of your teeth beginning to wiggle, and you will begin to lose them. This stage is known as periodontitis. You will also experience unfavorable breath.

One of the best ways for prevention of gum disease is exercising good oral hygiene. It is just not enough to brush your teeth once a day. Brush after every snack and every meal. Include flossing after every meal to reduce plaque. Schedule two appointments annual for a professional cleaning. If you happen to notice some of the signs of gum disease, contact your dentist immediately. Professional care will attack and treat gum disease early on.

Gum disease is serious, and can be scary, but it can be treated. The best place to start is using the preventive measures.

Remember the importance of flossing and brushing frequently throughout the day. Stick to your professional cleanings. Doing this will ensure a healthy mouth.

 

Author: Scott W.

 

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you have any health condition, visit your periodontist or doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment.


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