Prevention of Periodontal Disease

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by daily thorough tooth brushing and flossing techniques  as well as consistent professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. While current therapy does not allow for a cure to gum disease, professional intervention is critical to prevent its progress and maintain health.

Other common factors affecting your periodontal health:

  • Tobacco usage
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition