Gum disease is a progressive disease caused by chronic gum infection. If it goes untreated, this condition is not only a common cause of tooth loss but a threat to your overall health.
Periodontal Disease Prevention
Most people have heard of gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease. The most effective way to battle gingivitis is to visit the team at James Lin, DMD, for regular cleanings. But what you do at home between visits is also essential. Brush twice daily and floss at least once before bed. Floss first, then brush to remove leftover food particles.
Other factors may impact your susceptibility to periodontal disease. We suggest these steps to help in the fight:
- Minimize smoking or chewing of tobacco
- Eat healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash after brushing or eating sweets
If you have a health condition impacting your dental health, such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please share that with our team. We will always personalize your treatment plan so that we can take all necessary steps to preserve gum health.
Remember: early gum disease is completely reversible. Dr. Lin is ready to treat gingivitis and periodontal disease in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, West San Jose, Campbell, Cambrian Park, Willow Glen, Fruitdale, Robertsville, and Alamitos.