Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Your teeth are connected to your entire body. It is very important to have great home dental care as well as visit to Dr. Nugent and his great team.
Great oral health can boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Gum disease and cavities lead to problems such as unattractive smile, bad breath and even loss of teeth.
The bacterial infection and inflammation process of gum disease has many negative aspects. Gum disease can cause inflammation that can be directly associated with cardiovascular problems. This includes stroke and heart disease.
Help prevent dental problems with good home dental care.
Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, three times a day. The best time is after meals. Also, using an electric tooth brush can help the teeth and gum tissue stay healthy. Brushing your teeth reduces plaque build up and reduces your chance of developing cavities.
You only floss the teeth you want to keep! Flossing is vital because flossing can clean places your toothbrush can’t! Dr. Nugent knows this is the hardest recommendation to follow. But the potential damages caused from not flossing is to great. So keep some floss in your car, in your purse, at work, or in your backpack. That way you always have floss readily available.
Use a quality mouthwash. Dr. Nugent prefers Listerine mouth wash. Mouth wash helps kill bacteria.
Get minty fresh breath and fight gum disease!
Chewing sugar free gum when you can brush after meals is a great way to keep your teeth strong and healthy. The sugar free gum stimulates saliva. The saliva neutralizes acid from bacteria and washes bacteria away.
Periodontal disease is unfortunately very common. Make sure you dentist is current with the latest methods on treating periodontal disease. See why Dr. Nugent is a regional dental leader. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504.