Detailed Care For Periodontal Health

Vector realistic healthy teeth with magnifying glass showing tooth in gums with roots visibleBy now you are likely familiar with the need for consistent oral care. Indeed, from the moment you are born, your teeth and other oral structures are immediately at risk as oral bacteria, germs, infections, and more attempt to compromise your health. Although you may be taking strides to brush your teeth regularly, it benefits you to learn that your preventive routine should be more well-rounded in order to provide the best overall protection. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses the importance of staying on top of your periodontal care, and how you can fend off gum infections with at-home and in-office care.

Why Learn About Gum Health?

From a young age, you likely have memories of your parents or guardians explaining the need for dental hygiene. Indeed, you have been (hopefully) brushing your teeth since you could remember, but it is important to know that this is not enough to ensure a healthy, lifelong smile. As a matter of fact, brushing is only a portion of a complete routine, and you could benefit from revisiting your practices.

You see, your oral health is influenced by various components of the oral cavity, or the mouth. This means that, even though teeth are very important to monitor, you must pay attention to your other structures and tissues as well. For example, your gums play an integral role in housing your teeth and protecting the roots from outside threats and harms.

What you might not initially understand, however, is that your tissues can become infected as well. You see, food particles that become lodged when consuming meals can attract oral bacteria, essentially drawing them to your tissues. From here, they can nestle beneath the gum line and begin to wreak havoc. Give our team a call today to learn more.

At-Home Practices

In order to provide the best protection against gum infections and the development of periodontal disease, our team recommends adding the process of flossing to your routine. When you do this, you are able to remove food particles from in-between teeth, thus minimizing the chances of attracting oral bacteria that can lead to gum disease and infection. Additionally, we encourage rinsing with mouthwash so as to provide a more thorough clean. Contact our office today to learn more about this process.

Providing Deep Cleanings

If you find yourself in a situation where you experience heightened sensitivity, slight separation between teeth and the tissues that house them, or bleeding/inflammation, it is important you reach out to our team today to learn about our periodontal cleaning options. This process allows our team to remove plaque deposits that have formed on your tooth roots beneath the gum line.

Schedule Your Visit

Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to schedule your next appointment with our team today and learn more about the need for gum care in your regular preventive routine.