Your mouth is constantly under attack from two serious enemies: tooth decay and gum disease. The key culprits behind these conditions are naturally occurring oral bacteria, and the acids they produce. And unchecked tooth decay leads inevitably to gum disease, which even conservative estimates say is present in at least 80% of the population. Gum disease, in turn, is responsible for up to 70% of adult tooth loss.
The most successful plan of attack involves education and prevention: brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly so that we can help you prevent and fight any trouble going on already. We can identify even the earliest warning signs: red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, gums that pull away from teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between the gum and tooth, persistent bad breath, change in your bite, and/or a change in the fit of partial dentures. And we can treat it successfully, making your ongoing hygiene efforts that much more successful.