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Keeping Your Gums In Mind

  • By Eastwood Dental Office
  • 20 Sep, 2016
We are your trusted source for comprehensive dentistry solutions in the Syracuse, New York area . You may have noticed that, around here, we like to talk a lot about teeth. But if you care about your smile, you really ought to pay more attention to your gums. You should never take them for granted! We certainly don’t. That’s because we have seen what kind of damage gum disease can do to a smile, and we can tell you that you won’t want any part of that.

Gum Disease Goes From Bad To Worse

You see, gum disease is an infection of your gums and soft tissues. It is caused by the sticky film of bacteria, called plaque, that constantly forms on your teeth.

Though gum disease often begins as a painless infection known as gingivitis, it gets ugly fast, and if it get into your bloodstream it could cause some major health problems for you.

As oral health professionals, what concerns us the most is that the more advanced stage of gum disease (aka periodontal disease) can cause your gums to separate from your teeth. That’s when that dangerous bacteria will begin to attack the bone that holds your teeth in place.

This can cause your teeth to feel loose or fall out of their sockets. It will be traumatic and embarrassing to say the least.

In our Syracuse dentist’s office , we spend a lot of time cleaning, repairing, and replacing teeth for people. We know that it is always better for you to prevent tooth loss altogether now rather than enlisting us to find a restorative solution later.

Eastwood Dental Care Can Help

So, what does it take to keep your gums safe and healthy?

Good practices at home like brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash will go along way.

Diligently scheduling your preventative dental appointments (we recommend coming in every 6 months) is the other essential component of gum disease prevention.

Regular cleanings and checkups are important because brushing and flossing are not enough to remove tartar and bacteria in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.

The most important thing to consider is that, if you seldom come in, we won’t know what’s developing in your mouth and we won’t be able to catch and treat issues early on before the damage is devastating. If we aren’t aware of the problem and you aren’t empowered to take the steps necessary to treat your gum disease in the early, easily-reversible stages, then you will be in a world of hurt.

Plus, like we said, your overall wellness could be at stake. The bacteria behind gum disease has also been linked to diabetes, respiratory problems, and even cancer!

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. In our Syracuse, NY dentist’s office we can help you prevent and treat gum disease before it gets out of control. To make your next appointment, contact us online today or give us a call at (315) 849-9055.
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