This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease.
Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are devoted to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems.
Gum disease is usually the result of poor brushing and flossing. When you don’t brush and floss on a regular basis there is a build-up of plaque, which hardens into a substance called tartar. That’s why we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day. It’s the best way to prevent plaque from building up.
Advanced gum disease develops when gingivitis is not treated. Toxins build up in the plaque on your teeth and invade gum tissue. Not only that, it gets into the bone and ligaments that support the teeth. The teeth can actually become loose.
The good news is that gum disease is treatable. But it can be prevented entirely with proper dental care.
At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we provide gum disease treatment, and have treated patients from throughout North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata. We also offer comprehensive general and family dentistry services. Call for an appointment with us today!
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