Periodontal (gum) Disease
Dr. Nugent busting Myths about Periodontal Disease.
I have bleeding gums, it is no big deal. FALSE
One of the first signs of periodontal disease is red, swollen and bleeding gums. Dr. Nugent recommends that if you notice bleeding while brushing or flossing that you schedule a dental appointment. Periodontal disease leads to tooth loss. Furthermore, gum disease can contributes to heart disease and diabetes
I don’t need to floss every day. FALSE
Good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth three times a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing twice a day. Adding a mouth wash like Listerine to your routine helps kill bacteria in your mouth. Good and consistent oral hygiene is the best way to prevent gum disease
When a tooth is lost due to gum disease, the tooth is lost forever. FALSE
Periodontal (gum) disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. More people over the age of 30 lose teeth due to gum disease than to trauma or decay. If a tooth is lost dental implants are a convenient and comfortable way to permanently replace missing teeth. Dental implants mimic natural teeth. Dental implants have a 98 percent success rate, and with proper care, allow you to speak, eat and smile with confidence. Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implants.
The only way to get periodontal disease is through poor oral hygiene. FALSE
Poor oral hygiene can greatly contributes to the progression of gum disease. However there are other factors that can also impact your risk. For example, tobacco use greatly increases your chance of developing gum disease. Also, stress, poor diet, and genetics can contribute to periodontal disease.
Dr. Nugent wants you to keep all you teeth and have outstanding dental health.
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