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Avoid gum disease with preventive dentistry in Soho

Updated: Jun 21, 2018

Preventive dentistry is an effective way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. With the dentist, the dental hygienist and the patient all working together, preventive dentistry allows you to stay on top of your oral health by avoiding extensive and often expensive dental treatments.

At PS Dental Care we believe that prevention is better than cure and we are here to take care of all your dental needs. Our experienced and caring dentist in Soho will examine your teeth thoroughly and look for signs of tooth decay and gum disease. If you need further treatment, we will discuss your treatment plan in simple terms and help you make informed decisions about your oral health.

gum disease

Prevent gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection caused by the accumulation of dental plaque on the teeth and below the gum line. It is a disease that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease where the gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily.

Periodontitis, on the other hand, is a more advanced stage of gum disease. As the bone and tissues surrounding the teeth deteriorate due to this disease, a gum pocket forms around the tooth. This pocket becomes infected leading to the destruction of more bone and tissue. Eventually, the tooth becomes loose and falls out of its socket.

Preventing gum disease in the first place is as easy as brushing and flossing every day and visiting the dentist in Soho at least twice a year. Visiting the dentist is really important because no matter how good your oral care routine is, only your dentist in Soho can spot early signs of gum disease and eliminate it before it progresses. The removal of plaque and bacteria from your teeth with professional cleaning by a hygienist helps toward preventing gum disease too. Moreover, your dentist in Soho will show you how to brush and floss your teeth properly as well as offer advice on diet and lifestyle choices that affect your oral health.

If you think you may have gum disease or any other oral health problem, please contact your Soho dentist to schedule an appointment.

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