Periodontal problems can result in loose or lost teeth and affect the integrity of your jawbone. Gum disease can create complications for people who live with diabetes and has been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory issues and even Alzheimer’s. At Kotis Family Dentistry, we offer periodontal treatments to address the problem of gum disease, but your smile and your body will be healthier if you avoid it altogether. Our dentist, Dr. Amanda Brown Kotis, can see you for an appointment for gum disease prevention in Statesville, North Carolina, and you can call our team at 704-873-4271 to learn more.
How easy is it to prevent gum disease? Much easier than you may think! The first step is to eat a balanced diet low in sugars and carbohydrates. Plaque is one of the biggest factors in gum disease, and a healthy diet can help prevent the buildup of plaque. If you use tobacco, talk with our dentist and your primary healthcare provider about strategies for quitting.
Your home oral healthcare routine plays an important role in keeping you gums healthy. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once a day. Our dentist can recommend a toothpaste and mouthwash that will promote periodontal health.
Finally, visit our office for your regular dental cleanings and exams. These visits give us the chance to remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. Your checkup also allows our dentist to look for potential problem areas and begin proactive treatments.