We do our absolute best at Alpers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to prevent gum disease in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Periodontal disease is an oral condition that affects the gums, jaw and underlying bone. It begins when there is constant bacterial growth in your mouth, which can lead to receding gums and tooth loss. If you do not properly and frequently brush and floss your teeth, or if you constantly miss your six-month checkup appointments, you are at increased risk for periodontal disease. We do our best to prevent periodontal disease by offering regular cleanings and planing and scaling techniques. These methods will allow Dr. Kristopher Alpers to get rid of any plaque and tartar that is present in your mouth. This is a very important process because if plaque and tartar are not removed, they will spread toxic chemicals into the mouth which make your gums recede and deteriorate your jawbone.
There are also many other ways to prevent periodontal disease, including refraining from smoking, keeping up with oral hygiene, using mouth rinses, reducing stress levels and maintaining a well-balanced diet.
Would you like to know more about periodontal disease? If so, please feel free to call our dentist and dental team at 480-998-3355, and ask us any questions you may have!