June 27, 2015
Oh, gum disease; how we loathe you. When we say your gums are important, we’re not joking. Periodontal disease, as it’s known in the dentistry world, is just plain nasty. When it gets inflamed, it can cause your gums and the supporting bone structure to deteriorate. Think about it: gums receding and losing their structure spell doom for the rest of your mouth. Your gums work in the same way a cement foundation does for a building. When the foundation is in good condition, the rest of the building is able to operate at maximum efficiency. Your mouth works the same way. If your gums aren’t able to support the rest of your teeth, problems can quickly exacerbate. With our preventive dentistry services in Allen, TX, our team can save your gums by providing excellent and gentle dental care.
Preventive Services To Lengthen Your Tooth’s Life
Healthy gums lead to a happy mouth. It’s no secret then that happy mouths lead to happy smiles. A smile with gums that are receding or other related problems isn’t happy. Unhealthy gums can’t support a healthy smile, so taking advantage of our preventive dentistry services is imperative. Teeth cleanings are just one of the many ways we check up on your gums. One of the best ways to keep your gums healthy, is by coming in for a dental cleaning. Not only does this give us a bird’s-eye view of your entire mouth, but it helps us keep tabs on where your dental health currently sits. While your toothbrush can help keep your mouth relatively clean (combined with proper flossing techniques), there are places it just can’t reach. One of those places? Below the gum line, roughly 2-3 millimeters. The instruments we use during a professional cleaning can go much deeper than 2-3 millimeters and clean hard-to-reach areas. X-rays will usually be part of a professional cleaning, and for good reason. They help us look for decay and other tooth-related problems, as well as gauge the health of the supporting bone structure. Nightguards may also be a good option for some. Did you know that roughly 20% of adults grind or clench their teeth? It’s most common while a patient is asleep. Excessive wear on teeth and muscles can leave the face and neck feeling fatigued. Nightguards can reduce the damaging effects of grinding an clenching on your upper and lower teeth. Taking proper care of your gums isn’t an impossible task. There are ways to combat periodontal disease, all it takes is a little education and the foresight to receive dental care when you need it most.
Save Your Gums – Schedule an Appointment
Take advantage of all of our preventive dentistry services today. Our office in Allen, TX is proud to serve the surrounding cities of McKinney, Plano, Lucas, Parker Fairview and beyond. When you need fantastic preventive dentistry services, trust the dentists Allen, TX residents have gone to for gentle gum care.