Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

How can I lower my risk for periodontal disease?

The best way to lower your risk for periodontal disease is to brush and floss daily, visit your dentist regularly for exams, and schedule and keep your professional teeth cleanings.

Preventive dentistry is the foundation for a healthy smile. The goals are to catch small issues before they turn into problems that could cost you your teeth or overall wellness. This includes gingivitis, a precursor to periodontal disease. In this stage, the gum problem may be reversible as opposed to only treatable.

Regular dental exams look for the signs of periodontal disease.

For your part, you may notice specific symptoms like:

  • Elongated teeth due to gum recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Periodic or ongoing toothaches or tooth sensitivity
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth

Your professional teeth cleaning gets rid of the bacteria that lead to oral health conditions, including periodontal disease.

Other ways to lower your risks include quitting smoking. Your dentist can also provide tips to help you prevent this and other oral health conditions.

We Treat Periodontal Disease in Amherst, NH

If you have periodontal disease, or if you have noticed symptoms, we encourage you to reach out to our dental team to schedule an exam with your dentist in Amherst.

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