How a Dental Cleaning Can Protect You from Gum Disease

middle age woman smile 300x223 How a Dental Cleaning Can Protect You from Gum Disease  Gum Disease: More Common Than You Think

With about 80 percent of adults in the United States suffering from some form of periodontal disease, gum disease can be considered an American epidemic. From gingivitis, to severe periodontitis, your oral health and your total wellbeing suffers from the onslaught of infected gingival tissue. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause for adult tooth loss which accounts for not only discomfort with chewing and speaking, but also jawbone deterioration and a poorer quality of life.

Periodontitis is Dangerous to Your Overall Health

Gum disease is serious. Periodontitis has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Protecting yourself from the ravages of gum disease on your entire health depends on proactive oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth and flossing are a great place to start, but daily oral hygiene at home is only part of the equation. As we discussed in the previous blog, the American Dental Association recommends dental cleanings for every six months to prevent gum disease or the progression of periodontal disease.

Dental Cleanings in Aventura Treat Gum Disease

Our dental hygienists use special tools to remove the plaque buildup that causes periodontal pockets. These pockets are cesspools for bacteria and plaque which destroy your gum tissue and  causes the gum line to recede. The deeper the periodontal pockets become, the looser your teeth become without the support of gingival connective tissue. In advanced stages of periodontitis, bacteria can even erode the jawbone where it connects to the tooth root. With a deep cleaning from our friendly Aventura dentist your gum tissue can heal and eventually reattach to the tooth

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Aventura

While gum disease is not yet curable, there are highly successful treatments for restoring your dental health. With a thorough dental cleaning from Aventura dentist, Dr. Garg, you can stop gum bleeding, inflammation, and the progression of gingivitis.

For more information about protecting yourself from gum disease or to schedule a dental exam, contact our South Florida dentist office, Center for Complete Dentistry in Aventura, Florida at (305) 935-4991.

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