When you adopt a preventive attitude towards your oral health, your hygiene protects your gums in addition to your teeth. This is because the same plaque and tartar that cause cavities can infect your gingival tissue as well. When you neglect to regularly brush and floss, you can develop an infection that destroys this vital connection between your teeth and jaw. Without treatment, this can progress to the point of losing teeth and serious additional complications with your oral health. This is why attending dental checkups regularly is so important for protecting your gums. In addition to helping you remove the source of infection, we could detect and treat one before it becomes permanent. When gum disease reaches the jawbone, it stays for the rest of your life, so do not skip your routine cleanings.
At your Corona, CA dental practice, we are happy to help you take care of your smile and all of its parts. This includes paying special attention to your gums as well as your teeth. If it has been longer than six months since your last visit, or you show signs of gum infection, schedule an appointment today to help make your gums a priority!
Your Daily Oral Hygiene Promotes Healthy Gums
While your dental checkups provide a professional cleaning and examination of your smile, it is your daily habits that form the basis of your smile care. By brushing and flossing each day, you remove deposits of oral bacteria that collect on the surface of your teeth and threaten to infect your gums. Flossing in particular gets in between hard-to-reach areas that can collect oral bacteria directly on the gumline. If you suspect a current infection, let us know and we can put you on maintenance therapy to help prevent the loss of more gingival tissue.
When we discover a gum infection, we will put you on a treatment schedule beyond your standard cleanings. Periodontal maintenance can remove bacteria that form pockets below your gumline and feed your gum infection. By removing these deposits, we help place your disease in remission and allow the tissues to heal. While advanced cases are permanent, regular therapy can help prevent the damage from progressing and help you keep your teeth.
Speak With Your Corona, CA Dentist About Preserving The Health Of Your Gums
By making your gums a priority you can improve the quality of your smile. To learn more or schedule a visit, reach out to the dental office near you at the following:
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
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.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.