Regular Exams Play A Role In Maintaining Your Gum Health

How much protection do your gums really enjoy? How vulnerable are you to problems with gingivitis? While your daily oral hygiene routine helps you prevent problems with your periodontal health, it is important to take advantage of the services your dentist provides at regular dental exams, too. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we have taken steps to maintain a safe environment where we can responsibly continue to see patients and provide preventive services. As part of those services, we will evaluate you to see if you have any issues with gingivitis that call for attention. When necessary, we will provide a periodontal cleaning to remove bacteria that have gathered below your gum line and started to affect your well-being.

How Much Attention Do You Pay To Your Gum Health?

You should give your gums attention, because missing signs of gingivitis can lead to trouble. An infection will worsen in time if you do not address it. When this happens, it can become difficult to treat, and may even call for a visit with a specialist. In time, advanced periodontal problems can also cause tooth loss and make managing your general health more difficult. Fortunately, when you act in time to address gingivitis, you can resolve problems before they become difficult to address.

How Your Dentist Protects You Against Gingivitis

By performing a periodontal cleaning, we can remove bacteria that are already present below your gum line and responsible for your gingivitis. When called for, we can perform this instead of a standard teeth cleaning, as it addresses the cause of your infection and gives your gums an opportunity to heal. Your standard teeth cleanings also help you avoid periodontal problems, as we can address tartar and plaque buildup that can lead to future difficulties with gum disease.

Is Your Daily Routine Effective At Preventing Periodontal Problems?

In addition to preventing problems with decay that call for dental fillings and dental crowns, a good daily oral hygiene routine will protect you against gum disease. Brushing and flossing should both occur each day. You should brush your teeth at least twice, and work on cleaning your teeth for at least two minutes each time. Doing this and flossing once a day will protect your gums as long as you take care to clean the spaces near your gum line.

Your Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office Can Help You Maintain Healthy Gums

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. When necessary, we can even provide services that target areas of concern to restore your oral health and protect you against future problems. To find out more about how we can take care of you and your family members, please call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.