Gum disease also known as Periodontitis is a serious oral health concern that has far-reaching effects beyond the mouth. Gum disease is both common and preventable and at Totalcare Dental and Dermal, we’re committed to helping you maintain optimal oral health. Here’s everything you need to know about gum disease prevention.

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Periodontitis is a progressive condition that begins with gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Symptoms of gingivitis include swollen, red, and tender gums, as well as bleeding during brushing or eating. This initial inflammation occurs due to a buildup of plaque—a sticky coating containing bacteria—on the teeth and along the gum line. Without proper oral hygiene, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, causing irreversible damage to the gums, teeth, and jawbone.

The key to preventing gum disease lies in maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices. Regular tooth brushing is essential for removing plaque and bacteria that contribute to gum disease. Remember to brush your teeth and along the gum line twice a day, using a toothbrush with soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, incorporate flossing or interdental brushes into your daily routine to clean between teeth and prevent plaque buildup in hard-to-reach areas.

For those wearing dentures, it’s crucial to clean them daily to prevent plaque accumulation and reduce the risk of gum disease around natural teeth. Proper denture care is essential for maintaining oral health and preventing complications associated with periodontitis.

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While diligent home care is very important, regular visits to the dentist is essential for preventing gum disease. Regular checkups allow us to monitor your oral health, identify early signs of gum disease, and provide appropriate treatment if necessary. If you experience symptoms such as swollen or bleeding gums, loose teeth, or persistent bad breath, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us for evaluation and treatment.

At Totalcare Dental and Dermal, we believe that proactive oral care is the cornerstone of a healthy smile. By prioritising regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing gum disease and maintain optimal oral health for years to come.

Remember, prevention is always better than cure. By adopting a consistent oral hygiene routine and seeking professional care when needed, you can protect your smile and safeguard your overall well-being. Don’t wait until symptoms arise—take control of your oral health today with Totalcare Dental and Dermal.