How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common dental problem, and in its advanced form, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. In addition to causing oral health issues, gum disease can also increase your risk of developing serious chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease starts as a mild form of gingivitis, which leads to infected gums. If it goes untreated, the infection can spread below your gum line into the bone of your tooth and become a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Bacteria can grow in our mouths which leads to plaque buildup, a sticky, colorless film on your teeth. Brushing and flossing can help remove plaque, but if it’s not removed, it can harden and form tartar.

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

The symptoms of gum disease include:

How Can You Prevent Gum Disease?

The following tips can help prevent gum disease:

How Can Gum Disease Be Treated?

The treatment you’ll need often depends on how advanced your gum disease is. It can be treated in the following ways:

If you need regular dental care or experiencing symptoms of gum disease, make an appointment today with Cedar Mountain Dental. Our dental experts use the latest state-of-the-art technology to prevent, diagnose, and treat dental conditions. With more than 30 years of dental expertise, our compassionate and knowledgeable dental staff is devoted to delivering high-quality dental care. Schedule your consultation today by calling (860) 667-2600.

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