Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gum tissue. If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to bone and tooth loss. treating gum disease early can prevent further issues from developing. However, taking preventive measure to keep your teeth and gums healthy may help you avoid gum disease altogether.
At Manatee Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Nish Patel offers a full range of periodontal therapy and general dentistry services to address various stages of gum disease. Dr. Patel focuses on patient education and preventive dental care to help patients improve their oral health. In this post, we will discuss easy tips to improve your gum health.
Improving Your Gum Health
- Brush and floss your teeth. Brushing and flossing are great ways to remove plaque, food particles, and debris from the mouth. Patients should incorporate both flossing and brushing their teeth into their oral hygiene routine. Many patients choose not to floss, which can have adverse effects on their oral health.
- Quit smoking. Smokers are at a higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer.
- Visit the dentist for your preventive care exam. Some patients don’t visit the dentist until they develop a dental issue. Visiting the dentist for your preventive care exam allows your dentist to thoroughly examine your teeth for any signs of complex dental issues. Catching dental issues early may help prevent complex dental issues from developing.
- Eat a well-balanced diet. A well-balanced diet can help your teeth and gums get the nutrients they need.
Visit Our Bradenton Dental Office
We encourage our patients to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel. Dr. Patel will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your dental needs. To schedule an appointment, call us at 941.209.4315 or request an appointment online.