There are different actions that you can take to protect your smile, and others that can raise your risk for problems that affect your teeth and gums. When it comes to protecting your gums, you can make decisions that make you less likely to struggle with poor periodontal health; whey you do so, you lower your risk for general health problems, tooth loss, and more! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA area periodontal practice can help you protect yourself against the impact of gum disease. A combination of good habits at home and consistent care can protect you. If you already have a history of poor health, we can perform an evaluation and talk to you about treatment options.
Certain Behaviors Can Raise Your Risk For Periodontal Problems
You may not realize it, but some of your daily habits can make you more susceptible to periodontal problems. People who use tobacco products can be more likely to struggle with gum disease as well as other health issues. Those who have a habit of brushing but not flossing will also leave themselves vulnerable to an infection. Unfortunately, when an infection forms and is not caught in time, it can cause serious periodontal pocket formation, raise your risk for losing teeth, and even raise your risk for general health issues when bacteria move to different parts of your body.
Your Smoking Habit Can Impact Your Well-Being In Several Ways
Smoking cigarettes (and using other products with tobacco, such as chewing tobacco) can hurt your smile by causing embarrassing stains, and it can have a negative effect on your periodontal health. In addition to raising your risk for gum disease, these products can raise your risk for oral cancer and other serious conditions. If you want to protect your gums, dropping this troubling tobacco habit can have many welcome advantages for your periodontal health as well as your overall well-being.
Regular Preventive Services Help You Sustain Your Periodontal Health And Smile
Preventive care from your general dentist can help you avoid future issues with gingivitis and gum disease. People who have struggled with poor health in the past, and those with active concerns about an infection, can meet with us for a diagnostic review. Through this review, we can look out for any signs of problems that might require care in our office. If necessary, we can provide a periodontal cleaning, or we can recommend that you start Supportive Periodontal Maintenance to prevent problems.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Protecting Your Gums
By meeting with your periodontist to learn how you can maintain healthy gums, you can more effectively protect yourself against problems that threaten your physical health and smile! If you have questions or would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.