How can I prevent periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) can have a serious impact on your oral health as well as your general health. Prevention has become even more critical since recent research has shown that chronic periodontal disease can contribute to general health problems like heart and respiratory disease.
At Northern Hills Dental, we offer various treatments for eliminating gum disease depending on the level of infection. But it is obviously preferable to prevent the disease from developing in the first place.
Regular dental exams and professional cleanings are the simplest way to help us stay one step ahead of gum disease. During a dental cleaning, our trained hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar that lingers on your teeth, and check your gums for any signs of periodontal disease.
This allows us to address the problem before it becomes serious and more complicated to treat. She will also show you how to brush and floss properly so that you get the most out of your oral hygiene routine.
Preventive treatments like regular cleanings and exams are the easiest and least costly way to protect your oral health. If you’re overdue for a cleaning, please contact our dental office. We will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment for you.