When you don’t take actions to prevent the onset of periodontal disease, you could risk the health of your gums, which are what frame and support your teeth. In fact, this disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. To help protect your gums and keep them free of periodontal disease, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist could provide Perio Protect.
Bacteria and Poor Gum Health
Our smile contains over 600 types of bacteria, many of which are beneficial to our smiles and oral health. However, there are some that can cause periodontal disease. When the gums become inflamed and don’t receive treatment, they could form pockets that the harmful bacteria enter, leading to the onset of the disease. Eventually, you could notice sore, red gums that bleed easily. Once the disease forms, there is no cure, but action is crucial to manage it and prevent the later stages, which are linked to tooth loss. To help prevent the onset of the disease for those with high risk factors, or to aid in managing it in the early stages, we could offer Perio Protect.
Perio Protect is a unique preventive system you can use from the comfort of your own home to keep your gums healthy and safe. Our team will create a custom set of plastic trays in-office, and then send them home with you, along with a special antibacterial material. Each day, you will add this agent to the trays and wear them for a set amount of time. The gel in the trays then destroys the bacteria linked to the onset of gingivitis and periodontal disease. This helps manage your periodontal health and keep your gums strong!
Other Preventive Actions
Along with Perio Protect, you can also practice good oral hygiene habits to protect your smile. For example, when you brush twice a day be sure you also clean along the gum line. You also need to floss thoroughly each evening, sipping below the gum line with your floss tape when you do. Try to avoid foods and drinks high in sugar too. These actions help limit the risk of disease, and also common issues like tooth decay too. If you have any questions about Perio Protect, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Keeping Smiles Comfortable
We would love to help you enjoy optimal oral health and strong gums. If you would like to find out more about the technologies and systems we use to protect your smile, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. Our team is excited to offer our patients access to this advanced technology, so they can enjoy full smiles for years to come.