At Buckhead Dental Care, we care about our patients and work with each of them to improve their overall oral health. Improving the health of your gums can be beneficial to your overall oral health in the future. Patients should practice preventive measures to avoid the development of complex dental issues and keep their smile healthy. When the gums are in poor health, you are more likely to develop gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums. When plaque and tartar buildup reaches the gum line, it can cause an infection of the gum tissue. When gum disease is left untreated, patients may experience tooth loss. The goal is to stop the progression of gum disease before it causes a more advanced dental issue.
Family dentist Dr. Deborah King offers a wide range of treatments for patients suffering from gum, disease. Dr. King also offers preventive dental care to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our Buckhead, GA dental office.
Tips For Improving Your Gum Health
Practicing preventive dental care at home and in our Buckhead dental office is an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. Try to follow these key tips to improve the health of your gums and teeth.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps remove harmful bacteria and debris that circulate in your mouth throughout the day. Brushing also helps remove plaque which can wreak havoc on your gums if not adequately removed.
- Don’t forget to floss your teeth. Daily flossing can help prevent the development of gingivitis. Flossing helps remove food particles and debris that may hide between the teeth. There is a wide range of flossing options available so patients should find which option works best for their needs. If you have any questions about the proper way to floss, please feel free to ask D.r King or one of our highly trained dental hygienist.
- Schedule preventive dental exams at our Buckhead, GA dental office. During your preventive care exam, Dr. King can screen for complex dental issues. If gum disease is found during your exam, Dr. King will create a treatment plan to effectively eliminate the infection and restore health back to your gums.