Learn To Maintain Oral Health During Gum Disease Awareness Month

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Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and Aspen Smile Dentistry would like to remind you of the importance of maintaining good oral health. Keeping your teeth and gums looking and feeling healthy and protecting yourself from severe medical conditions such as heart disease is crucial. Let’s take a look at what gum disease is and how you can prevent it.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is caused by plaque buildup on your teeth that irritates your gums and leads to inflammation. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, receding gums, and even systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular issues.

Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease. The good news is that gingivitis is treatable. Many different treatment forms are available to prevent the infection from getting worse and help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our team can prescribe therapy to help prevent any further bacterial infection or inflammation. Our gum disease treatment plan commonly consists of comprehensive scaling and root planing followed by careful periodontal maintenance.

Periodontitis is another gum disease that is more severe than gingivitis. It can cause irreversible damage to your gum tissue, bone, and other structures surrounding your teeth. That is why it’s crucial to prevent it.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Fortunately, gum disease is largely preventable by following some basic oral hygiene habits. It is essential to brush twice daily (for two minutes each time) using fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day to remove plaque from between your teeth. Regular professional cleanings are also vital; they help remove plaque and tartar buildup that may have accumulated since your last brushing session. And lastly, it’s crucial to eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, dairy products, grains, nuts, and seeds for proper nutrition for your teeth and gums.

Signs You Have Gum Disease

If you experience any of the following symptoms of gum disease, call Aspen Smile Dentistry right away:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums when brushing or flossing.
  • Redness or tenderness in your gums.
  • Persistent bad breath.
  • Receding gums.
  • Loose or sensitive teeth.
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when biting down.
  • Pain in the mouth unrelated to eating hot/cold food/drinks.
  • Changes in taste buds.
  • Sores inside the mouth near the affected area(s).

Aspen Gum Disease Treatment

February is Gum Disease Awareness month, so now’s as good a time as any to get serious about maintaining good oral health habits! Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily are essential steps for preventing plaque from building up on your teeth. So are regular visits with Aspen Smile Dentistry —which will go a long way towards preventing this serious condition from developing in the first place! Remember: if you experience any of the signs mentioned above – be sure to contact us right away!

We are here to help protect both your oral health –and overall well-being! Our top priority is making sure that your teeth and gums are healthy while helping you look fabulous with a stunning new smile. We take great pride in providing innovative solutions for improving oral health at all stages of life. We’ll work closely with you during each visit so you can receive personalized attention tailored specifically to your needs. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Jeremy Lowell or Dr. Ian Lowell.