Serving Georgetown, Texas
Taking care of your gums is one of the most important components in your overall dental health. Periodontal, or gum, maintenance is defined as any step you or your dentist takes to help prevent gum disease from taking hold or recurring. This is critical because advanced periodontal disease leads to tooth decay and even tooth loss.
Importance of Oral Health
The most important part of keeping your mouth healthy is daily care such as brushing, flossing and using an irrigator like a Waterpik to care for your teeth regularly. If you consistently follow these practices, it will help prevent plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth above and below the gum line, and prevent pathologic biofilm below the gumline.
Good Oral Health Protects Overall Health
While brushing, flossing, and using a Waterpik will keep your oral health in good shape, it is also important to maintain good oral health, as it will help maintain good overall health. If you develop an oral disease or infection from the lack of oral cleaning, these pathogens can enter the bloodstream and enter other organs in the body.
Body systems such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, and liver can be affected by poor oral health, and can lead to various diseases and cancers. Preventing the development of periodontal disease will also prevent other diseases from developing in other parts of the body as well, and this is one of the reasons why dental cleanings are so detrimental to your overall health!
In addition to keeping your gums healthy through daily dental routines, you should also continue having your teeth professionally cleaned at our office every six months. During these cleanings, our team can eliminate the dangerous biofilm, tartar, and plaque that can build up in hard-to-reach places near the gum line. For those with more advanced periodontal disease, we offer non-surgical gum care utilizing non-invasive techniques, soft-tissue laser treatment, and antibacterial mouth rinses.
Unfortunately, some diseases, such as diabetes, increase your risk of serious periodontal disease regardless of your daily hygiene routine. In the case of diabetes, a patient's risk for periodontal disease increases up to 30%. In these cases, Dr. Mandy, Dr. Mark, or Dr. Krista can work with you to develop a more accelerated preventive dentistry plan to keep gum disease at bay.
Serving Georgetown, Texas
At Aesthetic Dentistry, our mission and purpose is to help you have a healthier and happier smile. Our team of dental care professionals strive in pursuing excellence and providing you with the best care and service possible. With the latest state-of-the-art technology and equipment, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve the best results.
If you are located in the Georgetown, Texas area and you would like to improve your smile for any reason, contact us today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation, and see what we can do for you!