The best way to treat gum disease is to prevent it from taking hold in the first place. That’s why a significant amount of periodontal care is devoted to preventative dentistry.
The way to prevent gum disease is to make sure that plaque and tartar do not accumulate above or below the gum line. If too much builds up, the gums can become infected. At first, this infection takes the form of gingivitis, but advanced gum disease can quietly set in from gingivitis, becoming an established cycle that’s hard to break.
2 Steps to Preventing Gum Disease
- Our dedicated doctors or our staff will show you how to properly brush, floss and care for your gums at home. This may include special mouthwashes or rinses.
- He will recommend a professional cleaning and check-up every three – six months to help ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. During these appointments, our hygiene staff will remove any plaque that you’ve missed at home, and any tartar that has formed from the plaque. Tartar is hardened plaque, too hard to be removed by brushing or flossing.
Daily care really can prevent major periodontal problems. To learn more about the proper care of your gums, contact us to schedule a Free Consultation. or give us a call: (510) 232-3143