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February is “Gum Disease Awareness Month” and an excellent time to ensure your gums are healthy and your teeth are getting the support they need. If you are experiencing symptoms such as bad breath or swollen or bleeding gums, you may be suffering from gum disease.
At the office of Smylique Dentistry, Dr. Quagliata offers a comprehensive range of services to help patients protect and maintain their periodontal health while keeping their smiles in tip-top condition.
Your Periodontal Health and Your Overall Wellness
The stakes are higher than you think when it comes to periodontal health. In addition to being the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, an increasing number of links have been established between gum disease and several medical problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory issues, and more.
The Importance of Good Oral Care
Like tooth decay, gum disease can be attributed to harmful bacteria, dental plaque, and tartar that are left to accumulate around the teeth and under the gums. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to gingival pocket formation, gum recession, and diminishing alveolar bone with the eventual loosening and loss of teeth.
Of course, the best way to prevent gum disease begins with a good oral hygiene regimen at home, dental checkups, professional cleanings from our hygienists, and instructions on the best oral care methods.
To protect your smile from gum disease and its consequences, we recommend the following measures:
Skilled and Experienced Dentistry
At the office of Smylique Dentistry, we provide patients with the guidance, support, and care required to maintain optimal periodontal health. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.