Preventive Periodontal Therapy Helps with Gum Disease
We want our patients to have healthy gums! The best way to prevent gum disease is to invest in a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing in the mornings and evenings, flossing once a day, and rinsing with fluoridated products.
However some gum disease cannot be prevented due to other reasons, such as genetics or dental traumas that prevent proper oral hygiene. In fact, more than 80% of American adults have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is so prevalent that it’s also the number one causes of tooth loss in the United States.
So how do you know if you may need our preventive periodontal therapy? Use the checklist below to determine if you have gum disease.
- My gums are swollen and tender.
- My gums are discolored.
- My gums pull away from my teeth.
- I have chronic bad breath.
- I have loose teeth.
- My gums bleed when I brush.
Gum disease can be an indicator of other inflammatory diseases in your body. Fortunately, the preventive periodontal therapy offered by Dr. Beth Loew can save your gums—and your health.
With our preventive periodontal therapy, we remove the calculus from your enamel and the tartar trapped above and below your gum line. Rely on the restorative dentistry professionals at Dr. Beth Loew’s dental practice to return your gums to optimum health!