Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows
2785 NW 49th Ave Suite 102, Ocala, FL 34482

Routine Dental Care Habits Prevent Gum Disease

gum disease

Gum disease is not a condition to be taken lightly. It begins with inflammation of the gums and tissues surrounding teeth and erodes the tissues—rapidly, in the late stages—causing tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. You can protect your smile from the ravages of gum disease with simple, routine dental care habits. Even if you are genetically predisposed to an increased risk of gum disease, you can still battle the condition with diligence to your oral health, including frequent communication with your dentist.

Gum disease doesn’t always come with obvious warning signs—that’s why regular visits to your dentist in Quail Meadows are important. In most cases, however, there are signs and symptoms that you can identify. Pay close attention to your oral health and daily dental care regimen. If you have any of the following symptoms of gum disease, seek periodontal treatment from your dentist:

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth that never seems to go away

Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you develop gum disease, getting periodontal treatment early can keep you from gum surgery or, even worse, losing your teeth.

Periodontal treatment is not a painless procedure. Your dental care expert will carefully scrape the tartar off the teeth and around gum line. In the early stages of periodontal disease, intensive professional cleaning, routine dental care, and close monitoring between you and your dentist can prevent further development.

In severe cases of periodontal disease, your dental care team may recommend gum surgery. It is recommended that you seek a second opinion before embarking on any surgery.

Prevent and Reverse Periodontal Disease

Brush thoroughly, at least twice a day. Although brushing twice a day is recommended, brushing after every meal can better fight the tartar and bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. Brush for at least two minutes, dividing the mouth into quarters, giving careful attention to every area of the mouth.

Brush your tongue from back to front, and use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove additional bacteria.

Floss daily to loosen food debris and bacteria that can’t be reached by a toothbrush.

Rinse with antimicrobial mouthwash after brushing to get between the teeth in a way that a toothbrush cannot. Choose products that are advertised to “kill germs that cause bad breath, plaque and gingivitis” and are approved by the ADA.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Quail Meadows, call Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows today at (352) 533-4159 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Quail Meadows. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows. 

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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