Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and it can be cured with the help of your dentist. Routine preventive dental appointments help keep your teeth and gums healthy and disease-free. Your dentist checks for signs of developing harmful oral health conditions during each check-up, including gum disease.
Though gingivitis is curable, the advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis) is not. However, it can be treated and controlled. Ongoing periodontal disease must be carefully regulated with excellent oral hygiene and regularly scheduled dental cleanings.
How to Prevent Gum Disease
To prevent gum disease, one must brush their teeth twice daily and floss at least once daily. Brushing and flossing remove plaque buildup and keeps the teeth and gums healthy.
It’s also vital to one’s sustained oral health to receive preventive dental exams and cleanings.
Another tip for preventing gum disease is to lower your individual risk. Common risk factors include smoking and chewing tobacco and practicing poor oral hygiene.
Periodontal Treatment in Montgomery, IL
Your smile deserves the best, and we are here to assist you every step of the way. The lead dentists at Prairie Dental Care, Dr. Christine Wang and Dr. Xiaoyu Ma, can help you prevent gum disease or help you control the symptoms.
Our team speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish to accommodate our patients. We serve North Aurora, Sugar Grove, Geneva, Batavia, Oswego, and Montgomery, IL.