Managing Your Periodontal Health

Is it time for you to start worrying about gum disease? As you discover what impact an infection can have on your smile, and on your general health, it can be difficult not to feel some concern over the state of your periodontal tissues! After all, an unchecked infection can lead to tooth loss, and it can interfere with your ability to manage your physical well-being. The good news is that your Bellaire, TX dentist’s office can help you protect these tissues. In addition to providing thorough preventive dental care that includes support for your gums, we offer comprehensive oral health services that include help from an on-site periodontist!

Are You Taking Good Care Of Your Gums?

Your regular approach to brushing and flossing will help you support good dental and periodontal health. The effort you put into cleaning at your gum line will affect your risk for experiencing gingivitis. If you are not diligent about cleaning at the base of teeth, harmful microbes that build up can move below the tissues and create trouble for you. There are signs of gingivitis that you can watch out for if you worry that you might have a problem to discuss with your dentist.

Periodontal Care Offered At Our Practice

Trouble with gingivitis is something we can address during a routine dental exam. Through preventive treatment, we can remove bacteria below your tissues to reverse the condition and return your gums to good health. This is more involved than the type of cleaning normally performed at a visit. By taking care to stop gingivitis from worsening, we can help you avoid trouble with gum disease that becomes more difficult to manage.

If you already have a more serious problem with your periodontal health, you can meet with our on-site periodontist to review your options. Having access to someone who focuses on taking care of your gums can lead to positive treatments. Access to more services at one site can also speed up the process of arranging care with a specialist.

Make Sure You Take Care Of Your Gums Between Appointments!

On your own, you can do important work to protect your periodontal health. Keeping up with a good oral hygiene routine means following thorough and consistent habits. Those habits should include:

  • Brushing at least twice per day
  • Flossing each evening before you go to bed
  • Taking at least two minutes to brush
  • Moving the floss string vertically to fully clean the spaces where your teeth meet
  • Replacing your toothbrush after three months, or when the bristles begin to appear worn down
  • Making smart diet choices

Your Bellaire, TX Dentist’s Office Can Help You Manage Your Periodontal Health

Our Bellaire, TX dentist’s office is here to help you manage your periodontal health! To find out more about our services, or to discuss any active concerns you have about your smile, please contact Contemporary Dental And Orthodontics at 713-668-9119.