Tips to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss around the world, therefore; it is important to diagnose and control the disease. Drs Abraham and Thomas perform periodontal therapies every day to partner with their patients to keep the teeth and maintain healthy gums.

Gum disease occurs when the bacterial plaque irritates and forces the gum and bone to separate from the teeth. Once periodontal disease sets in, it is professionally treatable. If left untreated the bacteria cause continued bone/attachment loss resulting in the loss of teeth. Here are some tips to prevent periodontal disease:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss after every meal
  • Quit smoking and other tobacco use
  • Use a “Pressure washer” like Hydrofloss, Waterpik, etc.

If you have bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, or exposed roots, please call your Sea Ranch Lakes Dentists today. Drs Abraham and Thomas will provide a comprehensive diagnosis and full-spectrum periodontal therapies tailored to your specific needs.