Gum Disease…….any Good News?
When you hear the word “disease” the mind doesn’t automatically think there can be any good news. But there is! The thing is, in MOST people and MOST cases, gum disease is preventable. If you pay attention to your everyday oral care, like brushing and flossing, along with having the teeth professionally cleaned twice a year, this could be all you need to do to help prevent gum disease! Not only can this help prevent it, but it can actually reverse the early stages, and help keep your teeth in your mouth for your whole lifetime!
There are also several products that have been approved by the Food & Drug Administration that are designed specifically for diagnosing and treating gum disease, and even regenerating bone loss. NJ Linwood Dentist 08221
What Is Gum Disease?
The term gum disease (periodontal disease) is bacterial growth production of factors that gradually destroy the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.
Gum disease starts with plaque. Plaque is always forming on the teeth—you never will even know it’s forming. By the time it accumulates to excessive levels, it turns into a substance called tartar. It only takes 24 hours! Tartar is so tightly bound to the teeth that it can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
Gingivitis and Periodontitis are the first main stages when it comes to gum disease. The stages are characterized by what your dentist will see and feel in your mouth, during the exam. NJ Linwood Dentist 08221
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