Make Healthy Gums Your Top Priority

January 15, 2014

A lot of people may not know this, but your gums are just as important, if not more, than your teeth when it comes to good oral health. Healthy gums give your teeth a healthy foundation to grow and flourish, and if that foundation is compromised, it can greatly affect the health of your teeth. At Texas Got Smile, Dr. Davey along with our very knowledgeable team want to make sure your mouth is healthy from top to bottom, which is why we offer periodontal disease treatment to our patients.

With over 80% of the population living with some form of periodontal (gum) disease, odds are likely you do too. Though it may not seem like a big deal now, if left untreated, periodontal disease can greatly infect other parts of your body. Bad cases of periodontal disease can lead to heart disease, stroke, bone loss, tooth loss, pregnancy complications, and much more. Many factors play a part in periodontal health, like tobacco use, certain medications, diabetes, poor nutrition, stress, and etcetera.

The good thing about gum disease is that it is reversible if caught early on. We perform periodontal therapy by doing routine scraping and root planing, eliminated the bacteria and plaque. You yourself can help prevent periodontal disease by brushing and flossing at least twice a day. It would also be wise to invest in a mouthwash that is antibacterial and contains fluoride. Though brushing definitely eliminates bacteria, mouthwash will be able to cover your entire mouth and eradicate a lot more bacteria. With these simple tips and Dr. Davey’s expertise, there’s no doubt you will embark on a long road of beautiful smiles and health!

Dr. Paul Davey’s Sugar Land, TX dental office provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry services to patients from Sugar Land, Houston, Richmond, and Katy. Give us a call to schedule your next appointment.


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