Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

Our recommended routines for a healthier smile.

Why is gum care so important?

Periodontals (your gums) support your teeth – they are the backbone to a healthy smile! When they become diseased or infected your teeth and gums can begin to decay.

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How gum disease can occur:

Bacterial plaque can easily build up at your gum line, on your teeth, and in between teeth.

The build up can decay teeth, cause discoloration, create sensitive teeth, and more.

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Other life factors that can effect your overall gum health:

  • Smoking: the tobacco and nicotine weakens the natural strength in your gums.
  • Diabetes: High glucose levels can cause more plaque buildup.
  • Stress : High levels of stress effects your immune system, which hinders your body from fighting infections in your mouth.
  • Clenching and grinding teeth: Constant pressure on your jaw, gums, and teeth can cause them break down faster than normal.
  • Medication: Some medications can have negative effects on your gum health – talk to us for more information.
  • Poor nutrition: An unbalanced diet effects more than just your body – it directly effects your oral health.

How to prevent gum disease

  • Brushing and flossing every morning after breakfast and every evening before bed.
  • Fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses, if used alongside brushing and flossing, can greatly help reduce risk of disease.

Follow our recommendations of at-home oral care to help prevent gum disease.


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