Plaza Family Dental Care On Bad Breath And Gum Disease
Lee Plaza family dental care knows that preventative oral care can greatly decrease your risk of bad breath and gum disease. Improper oral hygiene is directly linked to gum disease, so making sure your oral health is a priority, is important.
Gum disease is a set of inflammatory conditions affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. When left alone without proper oral hygiene, and without treatment, gum disease can destroy the bone that supports your teeth, which can lead to loose teeth and tooth loss.
Plaque allows for bacteria to develop and grow, and creates toxins that lead to a foul smell, or bad breath. Tartar buildup is also important to keep an eye on. Tartar grows on and between teeth and under the gumline. It is rough, yet porous, and easily lets bacteria grow. This is why regular dental checkups and cleanings are so important. Your dentist at Lee Plaza Dental will help to identify potential and active plaque and tartar build-up areas in your mouth.
Some symptoms of gum disease include swollen, red and puffy gums, tender gums that bleed when brushed, and bad breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms including bad breath, make an appointment with Lee Plaza Dental to determine if gum disease is the culprit.
One of the best ways to combat bad breath and gum disease is brushing your teeth and flossing at least twice a day, and regularly scheduling dental cleanings and checkups. Scheduling your appointments every six months with Dr. Jodie Lee, is your best resource for great oral health through our Plaza family dental care. We have patients of all ages and love to see oral health be a priority in your life.
At Lee Plaza Dental, we provide a convenient online scheduling tool here. Our Plaza family dental care office staff are also happy to schedule appointments for you and remind you ahead of time. If you are near the Plaza, in Westport or Brookside, call us today at (816) 323-0180 with any questions you have regarding bad breath and gum disease. It’s not too late to start making your oral health a priority!
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