Gum disease is easily prevented with proper and consistent oral hygiene. If you are unsure how to properly brush, floss and rinse one of our dental professionals at clinic` will be more than happy to show you how. Don't hesistate to ask! It's your health!
Regular dental check-ups and profesional dental cleanings are recommended about every 6 months. Dental professionals at clinic` have the knowledge and the tools necessary to detect oral health issues which may not be seen with the naked eye. Early detection is key to treating minor issues before the become more severe health risks.
Treating minor oral health problems will cost less than treating an issue which has be allowed to develop into a more serious problem.
Smoking suppresses the immune system and reduces the body's ability to fight infections. Tobacco smoke and nicotine cause the blood vessels to constrict which prevent the gum tissue from receiving the oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
Aside from the many hazzards smoking causes to your general health, smoking is one of the most significant factors in the development of gum disease. Patients who smoke also lower their chances for successful gum disease treatment.