Tobacco Use And Your Periodontal Health

There are habits you can—and should—practice on a daily basis that help you lower your risk for problems with your periodontal and dental health. However, even with a good hygiene routine in place, it can be difficult for you to avoid issues when you practice habits that raise your risk for problems. Tobacco use can be linked to many health concerns, including an increased likelihood of experiencing difficulties with gum disease. If you have struggled to maintain your periodontal health through the years, or if you are struggling with an active infection today, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist can help. In addition to providing care in the office, we can help you recognize lifestyle changes that can help you protect yourself.

Has Tobacco Use Made You More Likely To Experience Periodontal Problems?

A history of smoking or using smokeless tobacco can negatively impact your overall health in multiple ways. One issue is that the use of these products can make you more likely to experience problems with gum disease. When you have poor periodontal health, it can be more difficult to manage your health in other ways, and it can be harder for you to avoid tooth loss later in life.

The Right Daily Behaviors Can Protect You From Poor Gum Health

Cutting tobacco out of your life can make it easier for you to protect your gums and avoid the kinds of issues linked to periodontal disease that call for a specialist’s help. In addition to making this change, make sure that you have a consistent oral hygiene routine that you follow. Thoroughly brushing and flossing every day will help you fight the buildup of harmful microbes that can gather on the roots of your teeth and cause you harm.

Do You Need To Start Periodontal Treatment? We Can Provide A Diagnostic Review

If you have concerns about your periodontal health and want to determine just how serious your troubles are, we can provide a thorough diagnostic review. Imaging technology at our practice enables us to evaluate your gums and oral structures and assess what kind of issues you have to contend with. Based on those results, we can offer different solutions—in addition to starting preventive care in the form of supportive periodontal maintenance, we can provide protection through more involved services, including those that rely on laser technology to make caring for your gums more comfortable.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Protecting Your Gums

Through the right efforts to protect your gums, we can help you avoid the kinds of difficulties that make you vulnerable to larger problems with your general health and worries over tooth loss. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.