Calgary’s Dental Care
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127-12100 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary AB T2J 7G9, Canada | Directions
17th Avenue Dental Center
New Patients:
Existing Patients:
10 -5315 17 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2A 0W2, Canada | Directions

Dental Clinic in Calgary provides tips for maintaining periodontal health

tips for maintaining periodontal health
A large percentage of adults over 30 develop some form of gum disease in their lifetime. While many people assume gum disease only affects the elderly, it can happen to anyone at any age. Understanding the risk factors and signs of gum disease are crucial when it comes to early detection. The good news is maintaining good oral health and hygiene can protect periodontal health and can help prevent the disease. Dr. Asaria and his team at Calgary Dental Centers work with patients to establish good dental habits to prevent gum disease.

Gum disease is usually a side effect of inadequate oral hygiene. When the teeth and gums are not thoroughly clean, bacteria build up and form plaque.

The first signs of gum disease can be:

  • Gum redness
  • Bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Mouth sores
  • Loose teeth
  • Separation of the teeth and gums

While gum disease begins as mild inflammation of the gums, it can quickly lead to destructive disease if left untreated. Eventually, the gum tissue and bone will begin to breakdown; gums will pull away from the teeth and leave pockets where bacteria build up. As this process continues, many patients will also lose teeth.

Patients at an increased risk of gum disease include:

  • Smokers/tobacco users
  • Pregnant women
  • Those with a family history of gum disease
  • Those with diabetes

If you would like to reduce your risk of gum disease, it’s important to quit smoking or using tobacco products. In addition, we recommend:

  • Brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least twice each day
  • Flossing teeth before bedtime
  • Using antibacterial mouthwash after brushing
  • Rinsing the mouth after snacking
  • Maintaining twice yearly cleanings

Are you due for your regular cleaning and exam? Call us today to schedule it and keep your smile healthy.

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