Maintaining proper oral hygiene is critical not only to the health of your teeth and gums but to your overall health. By taking the proper steps to prevent dental issues from arising, you are saving yourself from problems and costly dental treatment in the future. Early detection is the key to our process at Comeaux Dental Group. The earlier problems are caught, the more options you have for treating them and the greater the prognosis. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of preventing gum disease and cavities.
Preventing Gum Disease
Proper oral hygiene, daily dental care and regular dental checkups will minimize the risk of gum disease. Gum disease ranges from mild (gingivitis) to moderate or severe periodontitis. Comeaux Dental Group offers treatments are available for every case of gum disease.
Common problems associated with gum disease:
- “Long” teeth (receding gum lines expose the root portions of your teeth)
- Discolored or deteriorating tooth structure
- Blunted Gums (spaces in between the teeth in the gum tissue)
- Infected gum line (discoloration or inflammation of the gum tissue, bleeding gums, tenderness)
- Tooth loss or tooth mobility
The effects of gum disease can be damaging to your dental health. However, through proper preventive care and oral hygiene, you can avoid problems associated with gum disease.
Routine Teeth Cleanings
One of the most common questions we receive is, “How often should I get my teeth cleaned?” We recommend routine teeth cleaning every six months. During your visit, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth, especially from places where your brush can’t reach, such as underneath the gum line and in-between teeth. We will then polish your teeth and apply fluoride to help protect your teeth once you leave the office.
If you are due for your dental cleaning, please call either our Spring or The Woodlands offices for Comeaux Dental Group to schedule your appointment.