North Edmonton Gum Disease

North Edmonton Gum Disease


Aponia Dental can protect you from gum disease

It's essential that your teeth have a solid foundation of healthy gums and strong bone. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth.

How can I maintain healthy gums?

  • Use a good toothbrush: We recommend using a basic soft or extra-soft toothbrush. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush incorrectly can cause your gums to recede.
  • Floss daily: Flossing removes the plaque and debris that collect between the teeth and under the gumline, where your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Consider a dental rinse: Dental rinse kills the odor-causing bacteria and plaque that can lead to gum disease.
  • Fluoride treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that helps defend teeth against decay. Maintain a regular dental schedule: Professional teeth cleaning and regular check-ups -- along with your at-home care routine -- will help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

It’s important to work hard at maintaining healthy gums and preventing periodontal disease (gum disease) -- a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease):

  • Swollen, puffy and bleeding gums
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

If not adequately treated, gum disease can result in loose teeth and ultimately tooth loss. Early detection and treatment are the key to successful treatment.

Preventing Periodontal Disease

  • Brush and floss your teeth daily
  • See your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and monitoring
  • If diagnosed with periodontal disease, get treatment early

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