While our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help address periodontal disease, we also want to help you avoid problems with your gums! Through smart oral hygiene habits and the right habits, you can lower your risk for an infection that leads to gingivitis, and later to trouble with periodontal disease. Brushing and flossing thoroughly will certainly help, but there are other factors worth acknowledging. One thing our practice can do for you is offer support in the form of Perio Protect. With Perio Protect, you have a means of directly fighting bacteria that have gathered beneath your gums. These kits include antimicrobial agents along with trays that make applying these agents easier.
1. Make Sure You Floss On A Daily Basis
Are you currently doing enough to effectively fight oral bacteria each day? People who do not make flossing a part of their regular oral hygiene routine can have a tough time avoiding difficulties with gingivitis because the spaces between their teeth do not receive enough attention. While these spaces may be tight enough to keep brush bristles from easily accessing them, they leave ample room for bacteria to gather. Flossing before bed each night will remove bacteria as well as any food debris that you might have picked up in the course of your day.
2. Put A Stop To Tobacco Use
There are several health issues associated with tobacco use. One concern is that cigarettes and other products with tobacco make you more likely to experience problems with gum disease. Tobacco cessation can lead to many positive changes in your oral health that improve your gum health, lower your risk for dental discoloration, and reduce your chances of developing oral cancer.
3. Fight Bacteria With Perio Protect
By using Perio Protect as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you can protect yourself against the effects of gum disease by directly fighting the bacteria that accumulate beneath your gums. Perio Protect comes with more than just antibacterial agents. We also provide trays that make it easier to administer your treatments. By including this in your efforts to maintain a healthy smile, you can address bacteria that have already caused signs of infection or protect yourself against future difficulties.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Is Ready To Help With Gum Disease Prevention
Through the right daily efforts, you can protect yourself against the potentially serious problems associated with gum disease. At our periodontal practice in the Encinitas/San Diego, CA area, we provide a number of treatments for those who are already affected by periodontal disease, but we also help with the prevention of this condition. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.