Harmful oral bacteria could lead to bad breath and even a higher risk of cavities. But they could also inflame your gum tissues to increase the overall risk of gingivitis and gum disease. Fortunately, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist can provide protection with Perio Protect, so your gums stay healthy and strong.
The Dangers of Oral Bacteria
Your mouth contains hundreds of types of bacteria, and most are actually beneficial for your smile. But some could cause periodontal disease, and their presence could lead to sore, red gums that swell or bleed easily. This discomfort worsens as gingivitis becomes gum disease and eventually, periodontitis, the late stage linked to adult tooth loss. But our team can provide Perio Protect to help safeguard your smile each day, and fight these harmful bacteria that could lead to poor periodontal health.
The Perio Protect System
The treatment process is simple. Each day, you will wear a set of plastic trays. These will be custom-made for your smile based on digital images taken of your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit and treatment with precision. The trays will deliver an antibacterial gel to the gums. This destroys the disease-causing bacteria that could form along your gum line or underneath the tissues, which could be hard to remove with brushing and flossing alone.
Care at Home
You should use these trays in conjunction with your regular oral healthcare routines. You still need to brush twice a day for at least two minutes, cleaning along the gum line and on the surfaces of the teeth to remove harmful bacteria and stray food and drink particles. You also need to floss every evening before you brush for the second time to remove what a toothbrush alone cannot reach. You can also help by avoiding foods and drinks high in sugar and starch, as well as tobacco products. These actions, combined with the Perio Protect trays and solutions can help reduce the risk of gum disease and protect your smile for the later stages, which are linked to tooth loss.
If you have any questions about Perio Protect, then contact our team today to learn more, or schedule a consultation to start protecting your gums from swelling, bleeding, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treating Gum Problems
Want to help you enjoy a strong and comfortable smile, and avoid issues like tooth loss. If you would like to learn more about safeguarding your smile’s stability, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. Healthy gums ensure a beautiful and secure smile, so be sure to reach out when you encourage changes to your gums, such as soreness, swelling, bleeding, or precision. We want to help you enjoy a full smile for years to come!