Tips For Improving Your Daily Efforts To Fight Gum Disease

What are you currently doing to make sure you stay safe from gum disease? In addition to protecting you from cavities, your oral hygiene routine can make sure that you stay safe from an infection that leads to gingivitis, and eventually to problems with periodontal disease. Of course, to be truly effective, you need to make sure that you are consistently cleaning at the base of your teeth to fight an infection. If you currently have issues with your periodontal health, or want to improve your fight against infection, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help! In addition to offering preventive periodontal services and other treatments in the office, we can provide Perio Protect to help you fight bacteria on your own.

How Much Time Do You Currently Spend Caring For Your Smile?

Your oral hygiene routine helps you maintain bright, healthy teeth. It also guards your gums against a potential infection. Your habits should involve brushing at least two times per day. During those sessions, give yourself at least two minutes to brush and work to reach every area of your smile. Remember that while thorough brushing is important, it will be difficult to keep your smile fully safe if you do not floss. Floss at least once a day, and make sure you are always bringing the string down to your gum line to fully remove harmful agents that may have accumulated since your last session.

Know What Symptoms Of Gingivitis To Watch Out For

When you are able to recognize symptoms of gingivitis, you can determine when a trip to the dentist or periodontist might be appropriate. While your infection may not be painful, there are several symptoms that you will be able to recognize and respond to. Look out for problems with bleeding gums, and for issues with tissues that appear to be swollen or discolored. A change in your gum line is also an issue to watch for. If recession becomes a visible concern, know that our practice uses the Pinhole Surgical Technique to restore gum lines through less invasive methods.

Is It Time To Add Perio Protect To Your Routine?

By adding Perio Protect to your preventive care routine, you can take direct aim at the bacteria that build up and threaten your gums. Perio Protect includes special antibacterial agents and a custom oral tray. The tray allows you to comfortably apply the antibacterial solution directly to your gums, which means you can eliminate them before they cause you lasting problems.

Dr. Kania Helps Patients Fight Problems With Poor Periodontal Health

By protecting your gums against infection, you defend your general health, lower your risk for tooth loss, and generally sustain better oral health. To learn more about the importance of preventing periodontal problems, please call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.