Many people are concerned with the health and image of their teeth, but much fewer are as careful with the health of their gums. Gum disease affects approximately 3 out of every four patients, and the problem doesn’t seem to be slowing down either. Periodontal disease is damaging to overall health and to teeth as 70 percent of tooth-loss in adults is caused by poor gum health.
At Biscayne Dental Center, we take gum health seriously. There are a variety of ways to help prevent gum disease and avoid serious oral and overall health issues.
The Six Month Rule
No matter what age you might be, going to the dentist is essential. Biscayne Dental Center’s North Miami office is dedicated to preventing gum disease and restoring oral health in adults. With a periodontist on staff, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and completely turn around gum disease. The only way we can do that, however, is if people come in for checkups and oral health maintenance at least every six months.
Oral health problems like gum disease can creep up on you quickly. Gum disease begins when plaque starts hardening under the gum line, but can easily be removed by a dentist. Once periodontal disease begins, it cannot be completely reversed. If you don’t want to be one of the three out of four that has gum disease, come into Biscayne Dental Center for an oral health check-up.
Flossing and Daily Maintenance
We know, we know, this is the last thing you want to hear from a dentist. If you want to prevent tooth loss due to gum disease, however, you have to do it. Flossing and daily oral hygiene regimens are absolutely essential in the battle against gum disease. In most cases, preventing gum disease really is as easy as brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing on a regular basis, and heading to the dentist every six months or less.
Don’t be a victim of gum disease, make your way to North Miami’s most comprehensive dental office: Biscayne Dental Center.