Bad Habits That Can Lead To Gum Disease

When you think about your long-term health, you should think about how you can take great care of your gums. You can be surprised at just how serious a problem with periodontal disease can become. When an infection is not caught in time, you become vulnerable to tooth loss, and you run the risk of general health complications when bacteria travel through your bloodstream and create problems. If you need help managing your condition, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can help! In addition to providing in-office support, we can provide guidance on how you can take better care of your gums at home.

Have You Made Yourself More Vulnerable To Periodontal Disease?

The different habits that you practice on a daily basis can certainly shape your risk for gum disease. One obvious influence concerns your hygiene routine. Unfortunately, many people make themselves more vulnerable to problems by not flossing, or by being less than thorough with their efforts to clean their teeth. Another concern is that you let signs of poor periodontal health go unnoticed and untreated, which means gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease and become more difficult to manage.

Smoking And Poor Oral Hygiene Can Make Gum Disease Hard To Avoid

Poor oral hygiene will leave you at risk for problems with your gums, as plaque and tartar can leave you susceptible to threats to your well-being. You should know that another daily behavior can impact your risk—the use of tobacco products can make you more likely to deal with an infection. The harmful materials contained in these products can hurt your well-being in many ways, which makes quitting beneficial to you.

What Can I Do If I’m Worried About My Periodontal Health?

If you have concerns about your gums right now, there are different benefits to seeing a periodontist. Through a diagnostic review, we can determine if you have problems that are serious enough to require more involved care, or if you are still a good candidate for preventive services. By providing a scaling and root planing, we can remove harmful bacteria from teeth roots to reverse your infection. Another option is Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, an ongoing series of cleanings that will help you avoid complications.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Managing Your Gum Health!

The effective management of your periodontal health will protect you against tooth loss and other worrying health issues. Whether you are looking for help in preventing complications or addressing them, our practice is here to help. Because our treatments include both holistic efforts and advanced services with laser technology, we can provide results and a welcome degree of patient support. To find out more about how we can help you, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.