3 Things You Should Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Disease
Posted on 3/8/2021 by Hilton Israelson, DDS
While your teeth play the most integral role in your oral cavity, without the supporting role of your gums, your oral and overall health can suffer. Gums allow your teeth to attach securely to your jaw. The network of blood vessels in your gums supply essential nutrients to your teeth. Simply put, your teeth survive and thrive due to the healthy gums.
February is all about Gum Disease Awareness, so in this post, we share what you can do to keep gum disease from damaging your dental and overall health.
Maintain Regular Oral Hygiene Practices
Brush and floss your teeth every day. That's your best defense against gum infections. Regular brushing twice a day using a soft bristle brush can help keep plaque from building up on your teeth. Moreover, even when you are brushing twice a day, that doesn't eliminate the need for flossing. Make sure you do it every day, so you get rid of the hidden plaque between the teeth.
Schedule Professional Dental Cleaning Twice a Year
Semi-annual visits to your dentist is a great time to schedule professional cleaning of your teeth. Over time, even with the best possible hygiene practices at home, you may still need professional cleaning as you may miss out on plaque that can convert into tartar. Since tartar is the hardened deposit, you cannot get rid of it without professional cleaning. At Dr. Xixi Wu, we make sure we recommend a dental cleaning to our valued clients on their Semi-annual visits so they can enjoy better overall dental health.
Visit Us As Soon As You Notice the Initial Signs of an Infection
Gum diseases may go unnoticed, especially initially, as they are often without any apparent symptoms. But by being vigilant, you can always look for signs such as redness, swollen gums, and bleeding. If you notice any of these, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wu at Dr. Xixi Wu as soon as possible. Perhaps the best thing you can do to avoid gum disease's damage is to be proactive and start with the treatment as quickly as possible. The sooner you start the treatment, the lesser the damage to your oral and overall health.
For more information about preventing gum diseases, call us now at (972) 669-9444 and schedule a consultation.