At Driftwood Dental, we understand the importance of preventative oral hygiene habits. Regular dental hygiene appointments, brushing and flossing are just some of the things you can do to help protect yourself from gum disease.
What is periodontal (gum disease)?
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.
The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease, is by proper brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily, and regular professional hygiene appointments. Your hygienist will reach places you simply cannot with your home care regime.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line.
The following factors also affect the health of your gums:
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition
- Periodontal Disease