Are Your Habits Putting You At Risk For Gum Disease?

Why would anyone want to deal with periodontal disease? An infection that attacks your gum tissues can create serious problems over time if it is not swiftly managed. A person who struggles with gum disease can have a higher risk for tooth loss, and they can be more susceptible to certain general health issues as a result of their condition. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are ready to provide modern treatments for your periodontal troubles. We can also talk to you about your habits that might increase your risk for future problems. Recognizing and correcting behaviors that increase your risk for gum disease can help you preserve a better, healthier smile over time!

Smoking Can Make It Harder To Protect Your Gums Against Infection

If you have a tendency to use tobacco products, you can have a heightened risk for multiple health problems. With that said, you should be aware that your risk for gum disease can increase because of cigarettes, and other items containing tobacco. The sooner you push them out of your daily routine, the sooner you can bring your risk for periodontal troubles under control.

Is Your Oral Hygiene Routine Good Enough To Keep Your Periodontal Tissues Safe?

A good oral care regimen can make it possible for you to sustain your smile in the long run. What you might not realize is how important the right brushing and flossing efforts are to keeping your gums in good health. To maintain better periodontal health, make sure your teeth are being cleaned at their bases. Paying attention to your gum line will enable you to remove harmful agents that could travel under your gum tissues, and create problems with gingivitis, and eventually more advanced periodontal disease.

Bring Your Concerns About Your Gums To A Periodontal Specialist

While your dentist may be able to offer guidance on periodontal care, an appointment with a periodontal specialist can be particularly valuable to your long-term oral health care. During your visit, you can learn more about the effects of an infection, and you can find out if you currently need treatment for any periodontal issues. In addition to offering important services at our practice, we can also provide you with Perio Protect, which allows you to directly target periodontal bacteria at home.

Talk To Dr. Kania About Your Gum Disease Concerns

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are ready to help people manage their periodontal health when they are struggling with the effects of gum disease! With that said, we are also ready to take on the threat of periodontal problems by offering important preventive care, and by giving guidance on better habits to maintain healthy gums. To set up an appointment with Dr. Kania, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.