Did you know that it's possible to have periodontal disease without any warning?
Did you know that adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases such as periodontal disease than from cavities?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, and over time, patients may find that their gum line begins to deteriorate. If this occurs, teeth can become loose as their natural support system has worn down. Thus, it's crucial to detect periodontal disease before it advances to this stage.
So, how do I prevent periodontal disease?
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is two-fold: first, you need a consistent at-home maintenance program that includes daily brushing and flossing, and second, it's critical to visit your dentist for annual dental cleanings. Remember that the best treatment is prevention. This disease is treatable, but is best detected in its early stages. The dental professionals at Dr. Smulsky’s can’t stress enough that consistent home maintenance coupled with regular dental visits will provide you with optimal oral health.
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