What can you do to make sure that your smile remains as attractive as possible through the years? Avoiding products that stain your teeth will help, and so will a commitment to preventing cavities and other forms of dental damage. Something to keep in mind is that your gums can affect your appearance. If you fail to prevent problems with periodontal disease, tissue recession, a change in color, and even tooth loss can ultimately affect you. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide preventive services to keep gingivitis from turning into a long-term problem, and we can provide more advanced services when they are called for.
Can Problems With Your Gums Really Hurt Your Smile?
If you do not take good care of your gums, you can experience problems that take away confidence in your smile. For example, you may start to notice that gum line recession is hurting your appearance. This is because the movement of these tissues exposes portions of your teeth that are normally covered, which can make them look longer. This also has the potential to take away your smile symmetry. Another concern is that periodontal disease can lead to potentially serious problems. One of those problems is tooth loss—someone who has not maintained their health is more likely to experience this issue, which can have a big impact on your confidence.
Discussing Different Services For Periodontal Disease
If you are trying to avoid the consequences of periodontal disease, our practice can help you. We provide services that help with both treatment for bacteria buildup and tissue recovery, which can lower your risk for complications that affect your appearance and well-being. We also provide services that rely on soft tissue lasers to carefully remove unhealthy tissues and bacteria responsible for your poor health.
The Importance Of Preventive Care
Timely preventive care can keep you from experiencing the more severe consequences of periodontal disease. For someone who has this condition and wants to avoid complications, we can recommend supportive periodontal maintenance, regular services that help you control the buildup of bacteria. When we identify problems in time, we can take care of these bacteria by providing scaling and root planing, a service that will both remove harmful microbes and make it more difficult for them to gather on the roots of your teeth in the future.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice About Protecting Your Gums
Your efforts to care for your gums will help you avoid potentially serious problems, including problems that can negatively affect your appearance. We can talk to you about your different options for care based on the current state of your periodontal health. For more information, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.