Smiling young woman in purple sweaterWhen you practice rigorous daily oral hygiene, you support all the tissues of your mouth in addition to your teeth! While cleaning plaque from the surface of your teeth helps you fight cavities that form from decay, these habits help you maintain healthy gums. This is because the same bacterial deposits that lead to the erosion of your enamel can infect your gum tissue and cause periodontal disease. By regularly visiting your dentist, you support your hygiene efforts at home by allowing us to inspect the health of your gums. Special tools allow us to remove calcified tartar deposits that you cannot treat on your own. When prevention fails, we can identify the presence of disease and provide appropriate treatment. If caught early enough, we can potentially reverse the disease process. This is one of the many reasons you should not skip your biannual appointment!

At your Riverside, CA dentist, we work with you to support all aspects of your oral health. Visiting us regularly provides a key opportunity to detect any threats to your gums. If disease reaches an advanced state, we can provide ongoing periodontal maintenance to hold its progression.

Prioritizing Your Gum Health

Your daily habits form the basis for protecting the health of your gums. Because gum disease can become permanent, you should do all you can to prevent it from appearing in the first place. At your dental checkup, we will inspect their health and provide guidance on their maintenance. Make sure to brush and floss every day to prevent the buildup of bacteria that lead to tooth decay and periodontal infection. Pay attention to the gumline when you brush. Moving your brush in a circular manner can gently massage debris off of this line. Remember that tobacco products and food with high sugar content contribute to disease, so act accordingly!

Periodontal Maintenance Therapy

For patients who develop gum disease, we can recommend periodontal therapy. This cleaning treatment allows us to go beyond the scope of a general cleaning by accessing plaque and tartar deposits below your gumline. We will clean the surface of your tooth roots and remove pockets of bacteria that cause infection and inflammation.

Talk With Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Managing Your Gum Health

When you experience an infection of the gums, we can help you manage your symptoms and preserve your smile. Remember that early treatment can reverse the disease in its early stage. For more information and to schedule a visit, reach out to the dental office near you at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.