Your teeth and gums have an interdependent relationship, which means healthy teeth depend on the support and protection of healthy gums. While periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, by focusing on prevention, early detection and treatment, our
Stow best dentist can help you maintain optimal oral health. At Stow Family Dentists we encourage biannual teeth cleanings and dental examinations to halt the onset and progress of periodontal disease.
Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a sticky biofilm that gathers continuously in your mouth, feeding predominantly on the sugar in your diet. When plaque accumulates underneath the gum line, it infects and inflames the tissues supporting the teeth, which causes periodontal disease. Although brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods each day, are essential steps for protecting your teeth and gums against the detrimental effects of plaque, to complement your home care regimen, we also recommend visiting our Stow best dentist for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. During a teeth cleaning, we’ll thoroughly remove plaque buildup, tartar and food debris from any difficult to reach areas between your teeth and gums. Our dentist will also perform a comprehensive examination to check for any signs of gum disease or other emerging oral health problems. The initial phase of gum disease is gingivitis, which may not present with any pain or symptoms at first. To treat gingivitis, our dentist may recommend a two part periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing, which involves removing plaque from below the gums, then smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to help the gums reattach. Early intervention can help stop gingivitis from advancing to a more serious stage of gum disease.
When you visit our Stow best dentist for preventive checkups or for periodontal treatment, you can expect gentle, precise care from a compassionate professional. At Stow Family Dentists our goal is to help you maintain a lifetime of optimal oral health. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.
By Stow Family Dentists
May 15, 2019