Gum disease is ruinous to the health of our teeth. It causes tooth loss and can lead to dangerous infections of the jawbone if not treated. Caused by bacteria accumulating on the gums, gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and makes up about 70 percent of all gum disease patients. It’s marked by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. The more advanced form of gingivitis, periodontitis, results in tooth loss, receding gums, inflamed and sensitive gums, and bone loss in the jaw. Periodontitis is the result of untreated, uncontrolled gingivitis.
Fortunately, it’s not hard at all to prevent gingivitis. The following tips will save you a lot of pain and bother!
Bishara Dental in Houston Texas recommends the following 5 ways to prevent gum disease
Dr. Mena Bishara at Bishara Dental can help you have the healthiest gums and happiest smile. See him at 6060 Richmond Ave #210, Houston, Texas. Ready to book an appointment with our dentist near you? Fill out our online form to schedule your visit now!