(periodontitis) is the single most common cause of lost permanent teeth. If you want to avoid tough decisions such as replacing missing teeth, heed the warning of the Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley and do all you can to keep your gums healthy and your teeth protected.

Suggested Changes for Better Gum Health

Change # 1: Don’t Neglect Dental Health – Avoiding brushing and flossing twice a day will allow a build up of sticky plaque which turns into cement-like calculus within a few days. Calculus is also known as as tartar, and is extremely irritating to gums. Plaque is full of the bacteria that cause gum disease.

Change #2: Be Mindful of Hormonal Changes – It’s perfectly natural for hormonal levels to fluctuate throughout a woman’s life. Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are big ones, but hormonal shifts can happen at any time, and actually exacerbate gum inflammation. If you feel like your dental health is correlating with hormonal surges, check in with your dentist, general physician, and or gynecologist for counsel.

Change #3: Quit Smoking – There are so many reasons to just say no to tobacco. Forget about the bad breath, teeth stains, and heightened cancer risks. What about the fact that smokers and chewing tobacco users tend to have more plaque on their teeth? It’s also common for tobacco users to avoid dental and doctor appointments because they are afraid of lectures.

Change #4: Ditch the Oral Jewelry – Self-expression is fine and good, but taking out your lip or tongue piercings can save you from severe gum disease.

Visit your Moreno Valley  Dentists

Visit your dentists in Moreno Valley if you have concerns regarding your gum health. We can also help with any of your general dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment at our 92533 dentist office  contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.