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The Importance Of Healthy Gums

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontists have also taken advanced training in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in treating periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants, as part of 3 additional years of education beyond dental school.

Of course prevention is better than cure but if you do have periodontitis, the earlier your periodontist can intervene, your chances of responding to treatment are much higher.

Why Do We Need Healthy Gums?

Healthy gums are essential for strong, healthy teeth. Gums keep the teeth in place, give you a solid bite and preserve facial harmony. But, due to different factors it is possible for gum health to be compromised.

What Affects Gum health?

Gum health can be compromised by many different factors but the most common poor oral hygiene. This can lead to tooth loss and other complications. If you do experience any of the symptoms of gum disease you should consult your periodontist immediately.

Hormonal changes In Women

Hormonal changes, especially in young ladies and ladies, can sometimes affect/ influence gum health making gums susceptible to gum infections.

Poor dental health

Not flossing or brushing your teeth along the gum line allows plaque to develop on your gums. After some time this plaque forms between the teeth, developing into a calcified substance called tartar. If you do not visit your periodontist regularly the tartar builds up.

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How To Tell If You Have Gum Disease?

The early stages of gum disease may not be noticeable but you may see some redness or swelling in your gums. They may also bleed a little when you floss or brush too vigorously and generally be a little sensitive.

Patients who notice any of the above symptoms, should contact their periodontist as soon as possible. Failure to do that might lead periodontitis.

Periodontitis is gum disease that has advanced. Periodontitis affects the soft tissues and fibres in your mouth. Gum disease that has progressed to periodontitis can be stopped by a periodontist but unlikely that its effects can be reversed.

Taking care of your mouth will ensure that your gums stay healthy and create a solid base for your teeth.

Tips For Healthy Gums No Matter Your Age

  • Floss And Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day
    Everyone should brush and floss twice a day
  • Live a Healthy Lifestyle
    Exposing your teeth to too much sugar is bad for your gums, which is why it is much better to cut down on the sugar intake and fizzy drinks. In addition make sure your diet is rich in calcium and leafy vegetables.
  • Visit Your Periodontist Regularly

Only your dental practitioner can remove tartar buildup on your teeth so it is essential to see him at least twice a year.

Treating Periodontal Disease early is important to stop any infections from spreading.

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