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Periodontal Maintenance in Burbank, CA
Periodontal disease is an infection of your gums. If left untreated, it can slowly destroy your natural teeth. It can also lead to other serious dental issues. Different types of periodontal disease require different approaches based on the specific requirements. Plaque buildup is the leading cause of periodontal disease in susceptible individuals. Maintaining a good oral care routine such as regular brushing and flossing can prevent periodontal disease.
WHY IS ORAL HYGIENE SO IMPORTANT?
According to research, adults over the age of 35 have higher chances to suffer from teeth loss due to gum infection or cavities. Brushing at least two times daily and regular flossing can help to effectively prevent periodontal disease.
You should be aware that both periodontal disease and tooth decay are caused by harmful bacteria found in plaque (a thin yellow layer that is found on your gums or in between your teeth). It is continuously formed on your teeth and can only be removed if you brush and floss regularly. This is why maintaining good oral hygiene is important if you want to reduce the risk of suffering from periodontal disease.
However, periodontal disease can progress faster due to several factors. The bacteria present in plaque, however, are the most important factor. If you do not remove the plaque as fast as possible, it can solidify into tartar or calculus, which is a porous substance. Once it changes into tartar, it can only be removed by a professional dentist.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF YOUR GUMS INCLUDE:
Toxins or poison are produced by bacteria that can be found in plaque. It can irritate your gum tissue and cause swelling, redness, or bleeding. If this problem is ignored for an extended period, gum pockets are likely to form. After a while, the bone or the supporting tissues are going to get damaged and deteriorate further. This could ultimately lead to tooth loss in the long run.
PREVENTING GUM DISEASE
These are some of the tips that can help you prevent gum disease
- Brushing your teeth two times daily
- Regular flossing before brushing
- Using a mouthwash
- A healthy diet( Avoid sugary items and drinks)
Even if you have a good dental care routine, a periodontal problem can develop. If this is the case for you, please do not hesitate to contact our dental office. Our dentists are here to help you in every possible way.