Gum disease is serious business! While you know this, you may not know what to do about keeping it from happening or about treating it when early signs develop. While it can seem like a complex topic at first, when you learn from our Livonia, MI team that it’s actually easy to keep your gum health safe, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The basics of prevention and treatment will certainly help.
You Can Always Prevent Gum Disease
Preventing gum disease isn’t something that will require you to do anything particularly out of the way. Fortunately, you have the easy access you need to keep it from developing in your own bathroom right now (or, if you don’t, you most definitely need to make some immediate changes to the collection of dental hygiene items you have at your disposal). Remember that preventing gum problems begins at home with brushing and flossing. When you brush and you remember to brush along your gumline, you remove disease-causing plaque. When you floss, you remove the bits of plaque and food particles your toothbrush misses and that can become easily trapped beneath your gumline. We remind you that brushing two times a day and flossing once a day are easy approaches to a clean, healthy smile.
You Can Prevent It With Us
Don’t forget that in addition to the part of your preventive dental care that includes dental hygiene at home is the professional aspect of your care. This is the time you spend in our dental chair, receiving a cleaning and a checkup. The cleaning allows you to say goodbye to any plaque you missed. The checkup lets us determine whether your gums are in immaculate health or if there is the earliest sign of gum disease that requires attention. Keep in mind that you should be scheduling these preventive appointments with us two times each year, every six months.
You Can Treat It With Us, Too
Remember, as well, that if gum disease develops, you are not without hope. You should also remember that you cannot make it go away with your own attempts at home. Instead, you may visit our practice to receive the type of gum treatment you need in order to get your periodontal tissues back on track and headed toward success. Think something’s up with your smile? Just give us a call.
Seek Periodontal Treatment With Us
When you notice your gum tissue isn’t looking light pink and healthy like it usually does or if something just feels wrong, contact us for a visit. For inflammation and other concerns, we offer gum disease treatment. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.