you are experiencing problems with bleeding, swollen, or painful
gums, loose or sensitive, bad breath, or receding gums then you
a dentist that provides the services of general dentistry in Lincoln
Why? Because these are the signs of gum disease.
disease is an infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place.
It is usually caused by inadequate brushing and flossing which allows
plaque to build up on the teeth. In advanced cases, it can cause you
to lose your teeth.
disease is caused by bacteria which is something everyone has in
their mouth. The bacteria mixes with the mucus in the mouth causing
plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden into tartar which can
only be removed with professional cleaning.
are several risk factors which can increase the risk of gum disease.
brushing and flossing habits are the number one risk factors. People
who smoke or chew tobacco is also at risk for gum disease. Other risk
factors include older age, hormonal changes due to pregnancy or
menopause, substance abuse, obesity, malnutrition, vitamin C
deficiency, genetics, some health conditions, and some medications.
disease can cause tooth loss. Also, the bacteria which causes gum
disease can enter the bloodstream and possibly cause problems with
your heart, lungs, and other organs.
best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene
which means brushing your teeth at least twice daily flossing at
least once a day. Another way to help prevent gum disease to visit a
dentist for regular cleanings.
you think you have gum disease, then contact Dr.
in Canon City. His office specializes in providing a wide range of
dental services to help you combat gum disease and put you on the
right track for a beautiful smile.