If you put any amount of effort into a Black Friday strategy for grabbing the best deals, why not set aside a little bit of that energy into your oral health!
Each year, the day after Thanksgiving is also National Flossing Day. That’s why our team at Brar Dentistry is devoting today’s blog to how you can fight gum disease and keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful!
Today, we’re revisiting best practices when it comes to daily oral hygiene and your annual dental checkups to prevent, and if necessary, treat gum disease.
Fight Gum Disease With Prevention
Dr. Brar and our highly-trained team is on your side in the fight against gum disease. So we’re helping you revisit what it means to practice good dental habits each and every day, not just on Black Friday!
Good oral health starts at home with a daily oral hygiene routine. It’s one of the easiest things you can do for your smile, but it does go beyond brushing your teeth everyday.
We suggest you follow the guidelines the American Dental Association recommend for best practices. That involves:
-Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.
-Clean between your teeth once daily with dental floss.
-Invest in a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste containing fluoride.
-Limit your daily sugar intake.
-Drink plenty of water to maintain adequate saliva production.
These guidelines are an important part of gum disease prevention. The next part of that equation is regular dental cleanings and exams at Brar Dentistry! Be sure to schedule at least twice each year so we can clear away disease causing plaque and tartar buildup.
Know If Gum Disease Is Affecting You
Gum disease is a very deceptive condition. That’s because the signs of it are difficult for the untrained eye to spot early enough. But knowing what some of those signs are can help you be more aware of changes that might be occurring with your teeth and gums in between dental visits.
Here are some common symptoms of gum disease to be on the lookout for:
-Redness Or Swelling Of Your Gums
-Loose Or Shifting Teeth
-Gums That Bleed When You Brush
-Chronic Bad Breath
During its most advanced stage, gum disease can cause your jawbone to deteriorate. This weakens surrounding structures that support your other teeth and leads to more tooth loss.
Gum disease treatment at Brar Dentistry can turn it all around so you can protect your smile.
Know If You’re At Risk For Gum Disease
When it comes to your health, it always helps to know those problems that might put you at a higher risk. Your oral health is no different!
Part of fighting gum disease is about knowing the risk factors so you can stay extra cautious for the warning signs we just talked about. Here are some things that could increase your risk:
-Poor Brushing & Flossing Habits
-Changes In Hormones
What’s even more problematic about gum disease, as you can see from this list, is that not all of the risk factors are in your control. If you smoke or eat poorly, for example, you can make healthy changes to your lifestyle to lower your risk. But if you have gum disease in your family, you can’t do much about it!
But with Brar Dentistry on your side, you can remain vigilant in the fight against gum disease. With routine dental cleanings and exams, our skilled professionals can keep plaque and tartar from building up and threatening your teeth and gums.
Schedule Gum Disease Treatment Today!
According to the CDC (Center For Disease Control), almost half of adults suffer from some stage of gum disease. This is further proof that gum disease is a serious oral health concern that we should all fight against.
One of the ways our team at Brar Dentistry can help you is with gum disease treatment in one of our four Chicago area locations. With vigilance, proper prevention, and our skilled professionals, you can protect yourself from gum disease and its potential threats to your healthiest, most beautiful smile!
Let Brar Dentistry help you fight gum disease this season! Call us today at 630-883-0970 or fill out our online form. We have 4 locations to serve you in St. Charles, Elgin, South Elgin, and Sleepy Hollow, IL.