By Lanier Perio
July 01, 2014
Category: Oral Health

How to Protect The Fight Against Periodontal Disease

In the U.S., almost half of adults aged 30 years and older have been diagnosed with a form of periodontal disease (statistics last updated in 2013), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s because many patients aren’t taking action by utilizing at-home dental products and receiving annual exams.  Fighting Periodontal Disease
You want to avoid periodontal disease because it will impact the foundation of your teeth and gums. Below we have listed two things you can do to help lower the risk of gum disease. 

Floss: The Key to Locking Down Oral Health 

A toothbrush can’t battle bacteria and food particles by itself—it needs help. That’s why floss should be one of your main priorities, especially for the sake of your gums. Floss is one of the best dental tools to help stimulate the gums and get between the teeth where debris and plaque are hiding. 

Be Prepared for the Worst-Case Scenario—Gum Disease 

It’s important to be realistic. Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay, and that means everyone is also capable of developing gum disease. If you understand you are at risk, you can use that as your motivation to uphold a strict oral hygiene regimen and commit to annual dental checkups. 
Protect the teeth you have right now. Please call our practice at (770) 536-0201 for more information about periodontal therapy in Gainesville.