Oral health problems are extremely common. Fortunately, most dental problems can be corrected, especially when they are treated early. Restorative dentistry treatments repair oral damage to restore the health and function of the smile. These services often focus on the teeth, but it is just as important to ensure that the gums are healthy.
Unhealthy gum tissue can become inflamed and infected, which directly affects the health and structure of the teeth. Dr. Patrick Tanner offers periodontal treatments to treat infection and restore the health of the gums. However, it is best for patients to avoid poor gum health to begin with.
Here, we discuss the most common causes of poor gum health, and offer our South Ogden, UT patients some basic oral care tips that will promote the preservation of a strong, healthy foundation for the teeth.
They say that knowledge is power, so one of the best ways to preserve gum health is to understand the factors that threaten it. There are numerous circumstances that can lead to unhealthy gum tissue, but the following are the most common causes of poor gum health:
In addition to these primary causes of poor gum health, there are also factors that are known to increase the risk of periodontal disease, including the following:
Patients with any of the above conditions must be especially cautious about caring for the mouth to avoid poor gum health.
To minimize the risk of poor gum health, patients should be sure to practice healthy oral habits. The following practices are especially beneficial to gum health:
Professional dental care is one of your greatest assets when it comes to protecting gum health. If you are due for a routine dental exam and cleaning, contact us at your earliest convenience to set up an appointment with Dr. Patrick Tanner.
Dr. Tanner's office and staff are the best!!! I’ve been going to him for over ten years and always have been treated with the best care. Even when I had an emergency, they got me right in. His work is exceptional, and pretty much pain free!!