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Dental care can help prevent periodontal disease - advice offered by Affordable and Aesthetic Dental Center- DENTIST Waldorf MD

 

Kids in Southern Maryland often lament daily dental care. Mom and Dad might insist kids brush their teeth each morning and before bed, but that doesn't mean kids enjoy these daily dental rituals.

While it's notoriously difficult to get kids to take dental care seriously, many adults also approach dental care with something less than an enthusiastic effort. Dental hygiene routines or visits to the dentist might not be welcomed with open arms, but their importance, especially with regards to preventing periodontal disease, is paramount. To understand that connection better, it can help to get a firmer grasp on periodontal disease, its potentially negative consequences and how to prevent it.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is commonly referred to as gum disease. An infection of the tissues that surround and support the teeth, periodontal disease is a major cause of adult tooth loss. According to the American Dental Association, periodontal disease is often painless, and many adults may have it without even knowing it.

What causes periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. This film is called plaque, and the bacteria that forms creates toxins that can damage the gums.

Are there signs of periodontal disease?

There are signs that indicate the presence of periodontal disease, and anyone who notices these signs should see a dentist immediately. Indicators of periodontal disease include:

* gums that bleed when your brush your teeth

* red, swollen or tender gums

* persistent bad breath

* pus between the teeth and gums

* gums that have pulled away from the teeth

* loose teeth

Can periodontal disease be prevented?  READ PART TWO OF THIS ARTICLE;
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