Gum disease may affect your smile at some time during your lifetime. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that affects the soft tissues that support your teeth. In the most advanced stage of gum disease, deep pockets can form around the teeth, causing them to shift, and may eventually result in tooth loss.
Our goal at The Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness is to promote healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles. Through patient-focused, comprehensive dental care, Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen helps patients achieve comfortable, long lasting results. Dr. Sheen understands that gum disease is a common dental concern among patients, so he offers a range of periodontal therapy service to improve the health of a smile that has been affected by gum disease. Patients can also follow a few steps to help keep their smile protected and minimize their chance of developing gum disease.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is preventable under the care of an experienced dentist and through healthy oral hygiene habits. When preventing gum disease, here are a few tips to consider:
- Professional dental cleanings are necessary. During your visit, one of our highly trained dental hygienists can gently remove any plaque buildup from the teeth. Professional dental cleanings remove bacteria that regular brushing and flossing can not reach. If plaque is left untreated, it can progress to tartar which may irritate the gum line.
- Visit our Annapolis dental office for routine preventive care visits. Regularly visiting the dentist allows you to get the dental care you need. Dr. Sheen may be able to catch any early signs of complex dental problems and provide the appropriate treatment.
- Follow a healthy oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to remove debris and bacteria. When bacteria and debris are stuck to the teeth, it can turn into tartar which may affect your gums.
Schedule A Visit
Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen offers a range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services to improve your smile. If you have developed gum disease, Dr. Sheen can provide a range of periodontal therapy service to eliminate gum disease and restore your smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, patients can contact our Annapolis dental office or schedule an appointment online.