Gum disease is becoming more prevalent in the United States each year. Every other American adult over the age of thirty has periodontal disease. Over sixty-four million Americans adults suffer from gum disease according to the Journal of Dental Research.
This inflammatory disease affects the gum tissue and bone that supports the teeth. If untreated, this disease will lead to tooth loss. Recent research confirms that periodontal disease is associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Contact dentist Mandeville for a complete a thorough evaluation to determine if you are suffering from periodontal disease. Some common symptoms are red swollen gums and gums that bleed easily. Fortunately, this condition can be treated easily with brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings at the dentist.
Cavities are another common dental problem that can be easily avoided. When excessive plaque, a sticky substance full of bacteria, eats away at the enamel, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities. When a cavity is formed, a dentist must fill it. To prevent enamel loss, get rid of the plaque by brushing after meals with a soft bristled brush and scheduling a yearly checkup for professional cleaning and dental exam.
For optimal oral health, visit Grand Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment for you and your family.
Grand Family Dentistry
2083 3rd St,
Mandeville, LA 70471