Cavities and gum disease problems can cause significant discomfort and can sometimes prove costly to treat. A consistent daily oral hygiene is the first line of defense in preventing these oral health problems. This is founded on the American Dental Associations recommendation that you brush twice and floss once each day.
Gum disease is an all-too-common oral health malady afflicting millions of Americans every year. The earliest stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis. This can cause your gums to look inflamed, cause bad breath, and cause your gums to bleed easily.
It is primarily caused when your daily oral hygiene routine fails to remove plaque and food material from your teeth. In a short amount of time, these substances can harden into bacterial tartar near the gumline.
Most of the time gingivitis can be countered by a thorough dental cleaning performed at Dr. Christine Lee’s dental office. This will remove all traces of tartar from your teeth to allow your gums to gradually heal.
Dr. Christine Lee can then help you make the necessary improvements to your oral hygiene routine. This can help you prevent future occurrences.
Attending your routine dental checkup with Dr. Christine Lee will remove all traces of tartar from your mouth while also monitoring the health of your gums.
If you are in the Woodstock, Georgia area and you have oral health concerns, simply call 770.592.7000 to schedule an appointment at Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.