Poor Oral Health

What You Should Do About Poor Oral Health

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If you have poor oral health, you may even be too embarrassed to have a dentist look at your teeth. But you must not feel that way and, instead you should take action right away to restore your dental health. The unfortunate truth about poor oral health is that, no matter what stage your are in, it is only going to get worse.

The normal scenario is that there is a buildup of plaque around the teeth and gums which can, in turn, lead to gingivitis. The term Gingiva refers to the gums, or the soft tissue lining the mouth, that is tightly bound to the underlying jawbone. They surround teeth and provide a seal around them. You can minimize the growth of plaque with good oral habits, but the only way to completely remove plaque buildup is by having a dental hygienist do a cleaning periodically, usually twice a year.

The typical symptoms of gingivitis are swollen gums that can be tender or painful to the touch and will often bleed after brushing. While the normal color of healthy gums is coral pink, gingivitis can give the gums a bright red or purplish color. The accumulation of plaque that causes gingivitis can also cause chronic bad breath.

If gingivitis is not treated, conditions can deteriorate from there into periodontitis, which causes progressive loss of bone around the teeth. This can lead to the loosening and eventual complete loss of teeth. This is a tragic situation because it is totally unnecessary and has always been preventable with good dental care.

If you are now experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should make an appointment right now so that we can determine the amount of damage that has been done and start repairing your oral health. This starts with removing the plaque that started the process in the first place and determine the condition of each of your teeth. If you have periodontitis, we will work to preserve all the teeth that can be saved and minimize any future bone loss.

We will also make sure you establish good home care and have regular checkups and cleanings to make sure the plaque does not return and you can start enjoying good oral health. Make the decision right now that you are no longer going to suffer with this unnecessary problem! Give us a call at the number above or email us from the contact page to set up an appointment for a free consultation to see what your options are.

Give us a call at the number above or email us from the contact page to set up an appointment for a free consultation to see what your options are.