Healthy gums have firm tissues and are pale and pink in color. Unhealthy gums are often puffy, bleed, and appear red due to inflammation. If blood emerges from them when you brush and floss, or your oral routine is non-existent, then it's time to visit our dentist for a refresher course.
At the Ultimate Dental Studio, Dr. Jeff Kim teaches children, adults, teens, and elderly patients how to avoid tooth decay, periodontal infections, and loose teeth. He can also recommend the best services to treat the problem if it becomes severe. In between visits to our Port Orange, FL, office, here are some tips for preventing gum disease. Also, don't forget to schedule your next appointment.
Types of Gum Disease
If you don't maintain an adequate oral care routine, gingivitis will develop over time -- leaving gums swollen and you with bad breath. When left untreated, gingivitis will advance into periodontitis. At this stage, tissues start to recede, pockets will begin to form, and cavities may arise and require fillings. Although it's possible for patients to not present symptoms of this condition. But you must know what to look for.
Dr. Jeff Kim might advise his Port Orange, FL, patients to develop the following habits to keep harmful bacteria out of the mouth:
- Quit smoking
- Nutritious dieting
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing twice a day
- Rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth rinse
You should also see a dentist regularly for professional cleanings and examinations at your Port Orange FL office to keep gum disease at bay.
When to Visit Your Dentist
At the Ultimate Dental studio, Dr. Jeff Kim and his team believe that each patient should be aware of the hidden dangers of periodontal disease. Oral care isn't easy to maintain solo, and Dr. Jeff Kim and his team are eager to help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. We recommend you visit our Port Orange, FL, office when gums are itchy, tender, and painful. You should also visit if you haven't been to the dentist in quite a while. It's critical to continue appointments every six months to improve the quality of your teeth, gums, and general health.
For more tips on preventing gum disease as well as more information about the services provided, contact Dr. Jeff Kim of Ultimate Dental Studio in Port Orange, FL. Please call (386) 322-4867 for appointment scheduling.