Consistent oral hygiene habits are essential for maintaining strong teeth and healthy gums. Your daily routine needs to include brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. You also need to remember to floss between each of your teeth and into the gumline.
Attending a routine dental checkup twice each year will further help to clean your teeth and monitor your mouth for early signs of an oral health problem.
By removing bacterial deposits on a consistent basis you can greatly reduce your chances of suffering from tooth decay and periodontal disease. If you sometimes forget to brush or floss the plaque and stray food particles in your mouth could start to harden into tartar, which can cause gum disease.
With early diagnosis from a dentist like Dr. Henry Espinosa the earliest form of gum disease, known as gingivitis can often be treated by a comprehensive dental cleaning or a root planing procedure. Once all traces of tartar and bacterial deposits have been remediated he will likely help you understand the improvements you need to make in your daily routine to prevent the recurrence of gingivitis.
If you live in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, region and you have gum health concerns, you should call 505-888-1116 to schedule an examination at the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa.