Taking Care Of Your Periodontal Health With Riverside Dental Group IN California

Did you know that nearly one-third of all patients do not floss regularly? This can be cause for concern when gum health is linked to your overall health. Taking care of your gums should be prioritized along with your regular oral hygiene routine to keep your breath fresh, clean, and healthy. Today, Riverside Dental Group is here to tell you how to take care of your smile and prevent periodontal disease.

What Is Periodontal Disease And How Can It Be Prevented?

Periodontal disease is an infection that can cause damage to your oral tissues and teeth. Gingivitis is the first stage which is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar. This can be due to not brushing or flossing your teeth regularly. Mild periodontitis occurs when gingivitis is not treated. You may experience inflamed gums and bleeding as you floss. Severe periodontitis is the most advanced stage. If left untreated, this can lead to infection in your mouth, tooth loss, and even a weakened immune system.

The health of your gums is linked to health in the rest of your body. Those with periodontal disease were found to be more likely at risk of heart attack or stroke. This can be scary to face, but there are ways to reduce your risk. It is imperative that you floss twice a day after brushing. This helps remove bacteria from areas that are difficult to reach, like between your teeth and in your back molars. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly as well. These visits can help detect the earliest signs of problems.

What To Do If You Have Gum Disease?

If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, swollen gums, bleeding when you floss, or pain when chewing, you may be showing symptoms of periodontal problems. This can be cause for concern, but we do offer special deep cleanings that can help you. Periodontal therapy at our office includes root planing and scaling which removes a buildup of plaque and tartar from the gumline and exposed roots. This will happen over a series of cleanings depending on your needs. Unfortunately, the late stages of periodontitis cannot be reversed. However, these deep cleanings will help you manage the problem and prevent it from worsening. Speak with your dentist as soon as possible if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Schedule Your Cleaning Today!

To schedule your next appointment, call your nearest office today at any of our locations.

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.

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

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