Here at Fountains Family Dental, we want to inform our Chandler patients about gum disease. It is something you want to avoid at all costs. Gum disease can lead to a variety of health issues for our Chandler patients that you don’t want any part in. What if I told you gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss? That is right the reason most people will experience tooth loss is that they aren’t taking proper care of their teeth. This all connects back to your daily oral hygiene and your dental checkups. It is important that you treat your teeth with great care especially if you are an adult because they are most likely your last set. If you aren’t careful you may get gum disease and lose all your teeth. Not to mention cavities and the other variations of issues that can stem from not taking care of your teeth.
Gum Disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structures that support of our Fountains patients teeth in Chandler. Meaning wants those structures to deteriorate then there is nothing supporting your teeth causing them to fall out. Depending on which teeth are lost due to this, gum disease can negatively affect the way you chew food and what foods you are able to eat. Things like Diabetes, tobacco use, and a weakened immune system all raise the chances of getting gum disease. At the forefront of all of that is bad oral hygiene. If you are experiencing mild gum disease it can be treated with good oral hygiene and regularly going to your dental checkups. Most severe forms of gum disease can also be treated with consultations and different forms of treatment. So if you are experiencing gum disease it isn’t the end of the world, but it is best to get it checked out so you can find the best treatment option for you.
If you want to avoid gum disease as our Chandler patient here at Fountains Family Dental we suggest that you practice great oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing in the morning and at night. Not only will this help aid the battle against gum disease but it will also keep your teeth in excellent condition. You can set reminders on your phone so you don’t forget to brush at night and you can even buy some mouthwash to use during those sessions as well. Using all of these products twice daily will be your first line of defense against gum disease and work wonders fighting it off. If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system you should speak with your dentist and ask them ways that you think would be best to prevent it. As some of these ways may help but ultimately may not be the best course of action for you.
Stopping the use of tobacco products can also significantly cut your chances of experiencing gum disease as a Fountains patients in Chandler. Tobacco products are one of the leading causes of gum disease due to their harmful nature. All the unknown chemicals and effects they have on your body aren’t good for you. Tobacco also doesn’t only affect the oral side of things. Smoking tobacco can lead to lung cancers and other dangerous conditions. Difficulty breathing, the list goes on and on.
If you have any questions or concerns about gum disease, please feel free to give our team at Fountains Family Dental in Chandler a call today. If you are needing consultation for your gum disease and the situation you have going on, we can help with that too. We care about you and we want to make sure you are in the best health possible. We also want to ensure you are fully informed and know what to do in situations like these.