Monday, November 15, 2010

Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease is when the supporting structures of the teeth (gums and bone) become diseased and begin to deteriorate. When this happens the support that they provide for the teeth begins to weaken. This weakening can continue to the point that perfectly healthy teeth can become loose and simply fall out of your mouth.

"Since I brush regularly I don't have to worry about that right"?
Wrong.To insure that periodontal disease does not reek its havoc on your mouth a few things are essential. First is to brush.

Second is to floss.
Third is to use an antibacterial rinse.
Fourth is to see your dentist on a regular basis for a professional cleaning.
These steps may not prevent 100% of periodontal disease. Certain factors such as genetics also can play a large part. However, doing these things can greatly reduce the chances of you ever getting periodontal disease.

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