To keep your smile, you need healthy teeth and healthy gums.
Gum disease can lead to a variety of problems, including tooth loss. Protect your periodontal tissue with help from our team at My Family Dentistry. Follow the tips below, and call 865-685-9939 to make your next appointment with us.
1. Consistent Daily Care
Healthy smiles require healthy mouths. To maintain your oral health, you need a consistent oral care routine. That means brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
You should also floss between your teeth and gums once per day to remove plaque and food particles in places that your toothbrush doesn’t reach.
2. Regular Checkups
As much as we wish we did, none of us brush and floss perfectly every day. This is why professional cleanings and exams are invaluable for preventing problems like periodontal disease and for identifying when those problems exist.
3. Periodontal Treatment
When you have a gum infection, you need to treat it sooner rather than later. We offer non-surgical gum disease treatment with scaling and root planing and antibacterial rinses. If an infection lead to receding gum, you can repair them with gum graft.