Why Is Prevention So Important?
Preventive periodontal dentistry can help to keep your teeth clean, healthy, and beautiful. Prevention of gum disease is the first goal, but if you are at higher risk of getting gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, reversal is possible.
Regular cleanings and checkups are vital for everyone, but especially for individuals who are dealing with periodontal disease or have a deal with gum disease in the past. Potential dental problems can be detected early and treated in a minimally invasive way.
Preventive dentistry is the best way to avoid pain, tooth loss, gum recession, bone loss, and other issues tied to poor dental hygiene.
What is Preventative Gum Treatment?
According to recent research, gum disease increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia, diabetes, and even low birth weight. Periodontal problems effect on your overall health.
Our dentists in Norwalk, CT, strongly recommend getting professional cleanings at least twice a year.
We provide oral hygiene education and professional dental cleanings that remove the plague for every patient in Norwalk, CT.
Helpful Habits to Prevent Gum Disease:
Brush your teeth. You can prevent gum disease by brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and also after meals. It helps remove plaque between your teeth and gums.
Floss. Flossing at least once a day helps remove plaque and food particles trapped between your teeth and gums. If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 35% of the tooth surface.
Use Antibacterial mouthwash. This is very important and can help reduce plaque.
Decrease your stress level. Stress may destroy your body’s immune system to fight off infection.
Know your risk. Smoking, genetics factors and some diets and medications can increase your risk for periodontal diseases.
Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth. They can lead to serious dental issues
Maintain a well-balanced diet. Ask your dentist about the best foods to eat for oral health