Stop Gum Disease Early

Gum disease is dangerous to the safety of your teeth as well as to the health of your body. Gum disease is caused by excess plaque and tarter within the mouth and by tarter and plague that become trapped under the gums. The bacteria that are left in the mouth by plaque will cause a decline in oral health and can impact overall health.

The first step to preventing gum disease is good oral hygiene. There is a direct connection between gum disease and the loss of your teeth. In order to care for your teeth most effectively you will need to visit a dentist on a regular basis and you will need to deal effectively with the buildup of plague and tarter which will eliminate the presence of dangerous plaque within your mouth. It is essential to teach small children good dental care in order to prevent the buildup of plaque and tarter on the teeth and gums.

When bacteria are left in the mouth from pieces of foods and particles it will result in the buildup of tartar. Plaque is relatively easy to remove with a thorough cleaning; however, tarter is harder to remove and it must be dealt with in a dentist’s office. The removal of tartar is completed with a special type of cleaning. The special cleaning is essential in removing bacteria from the mouth that will begin to adversely affect the health of the gums. Inflammation is one of the first signs of a progression of periodontal disease. When left untreated the gums will go from inflammation (which is known as gingivitis) to the early stages of gum disease (periodontal disease).

There are various other factors involved in periodontal disease in addition to poor oral hygiene. Some prescription medications as well as medical conditions can increase the risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease may also be genetic. Tobacco products can increase the risk of gum disease. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco should be avoided in order to ensure healthy gums.

Good dental care is the best way to prevent gum disease and your dentist is the best prevention when it comes to halting the progression of gum disease. If you are beginning to experience early signs of gum inflammation and you are able to see the buildup of tartar on your teeth, then you should schedule an appointment with your dentist for a proper tooth and gum analysis. Gum disease is preventable and treatable.

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