Dentists urge patients to take great care of their smile every day by brushing and flossing as directed. It is so important for patients to avoid the development of certain conditions that can cause irreversible damage to the smile. At Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX, we educate patients on ways to prevent gum disease and cavities. Prevention of periodontal disease and tooth decay allows patients to maintain healthy, fully functioning smiles for life!
Learning about gum disease is the first step in understating its prevention. Gum disease, also known by dentists as periodontal disease, is a serious infection that can develop in the soft tissues and spread throughout the mouth. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that is not removed with brushing and flossing. The bacteria grow in pockets between the teeth and gums and can cause the following issues:
In addition to impacting the smile, gum disease can also spread through the bloodstream to other areas of the body due to the oral systemic connection. This link can impact other parts of the body and put patients at risk for a myriad of health concerns.
Gum disease prevention begins with an education in how to care for the smile. With proper care, most patients can avoid the development of periodontal disease. Our dentist recommends:
Educating patients on how to care for their smile is of great importance to Dr. Monti Harpalani. If you live in the Houston, TX area and are ready to learn more about ways to keep cavities and disease at bay, contact the office at 281-809-4902 to schedule an appointment. We are readily available for new and current patients at 11560 FM 1960 West, Ste. #200.