‘Periodontal disease is nothing to take lightly; it’s painful and results in tooth loss—what more do we need to say? Sadly, the fear of receding gums and decaying teeth are often not enough to scare a few patients into maintaining a vigilant flossing routine. We have to try, though. Periodontal disease can result in oral […]
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, however, when periodontal disease is present in a patient’s mouth, we try to take a conservative approach to periodontal therapy. If caught in the early stages, periodontal disease can be treated with a process called scaling and planing.
Of course, the easiest way to avoid all that is to establish and keep up a strict routine of brushing twice a day and flossing before you go to bed. In fact, brushing and flossing after a meal are even better, and if you can’t do those after you eat, at least drink some water. Periodontal disease is no laughing matter, so do your best to protect your smile.’