The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice and floss once each day. Consistency in this daily oral hygiene routine is important for removing bacterial deposits to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
If you struggle to maintain this basic regimen each day, it can cause hardened tartar deposits to build up on your teeth near the gumline. Once this happens you are at increased risk of developing periodontal disease.
The earliest stage of periodontal infection, which is known as gingivitis, can often be treated by a thorough dental cleaning at Dr. Ron Stewart’s dental clinic. This will remove hardened tartar reducing the bacterial exposure to your gums. With consistent improvements to your daily oral hygiene routine you can prevent further recurrence of periodontal disease.
Should you fail to seek treatment with Dr. Ron Stewart and maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis. This severe gum infection can eventually cause a deep infection in your gums near the roots of your teeth. In time this could lead to tooth loss and even affect other medical conditions.
If you live in the Lithonia, Georgia, area and you have concerns about the health of your gums you should call 770-872-0662 to schedule an appointment at Stewart Family Dentistry.