If you want to enjoy a lifetime with a healthy, confident smile, make sure you take periodontal health seriously. People can sometimes overlook just how important it is to defend their gums against an infection. While gingivitis is reversible, infections that are not treated in time can become more severe. This can lead to more long-term difficulties. Effective support for your periodontal health comes from regular dental visits as well as a good daily hygiene routine. At home, remember to floss and brush to keep your gums safe. At your regular checkups, your Rochester, MN dentist’s office can provide consistent preventive care that will include cleanings that protect your teeth and gums.
Troubles Connected To Poor Gum Health
What can happen if you have poor periodontal health? When you have gingivitis, the right care can reverse the problem and let your tissues return to good condition. However, over time bacteria can continue to spread and cause more harm. Advanced gum disease can lead to permanent issues and require more support from your dentist to control complications. Those complications include tooth loss, which can happen as bacteria destroy the tissues that help keep teeth in place.
Your Regular Dental Visits Can Help You Avoid Periodontal Problems
Regular dental checkups have many benefits. Cleanings that take place during each routine appointment fight the buildup of tartar and plaque so that you have less to worry about from future cavities and issues with gingivitis. When appropriate, we can provide an advanced cleaning to fight the bacteria responsible. We can also provide guidance that helps you keep your gums and teeth safe at home. Additional benefits from your checkups include protection against cavities, opportunities to discuss beneficial cosmetic dental services, and more!
Maintaining Your Periodontal Health At Home
When you consistently brush and floss, and do so thoroughly, you can fight plaque and lower your gingivitis risk. Thoroughness is particularly important for your gums. Letting the spaces where your teeth and gums meet go without attention can create problems for you, as microbes can gather at the base of your teeth and create problems for these tissues. Flossing will help you reach the spaces between teeth where bacteria can gather.
Our Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office Can Help You Maintain Healthy Gums
By maintaining healthy gums, you can preserve your smile and your overall well-being! During your general checkups, we can offer both in-office support and guidance on home care to help you better protect yourself against gingivitis and other threats. If you would like to learn more about how we can support you, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN today at (507) 281-3659.