Expert Gum Care & Prevention for Your Overall Health
Your gums are designed to support and nourish your teeth. So when your gums become inflamed or infected by bacteria, the nourishment and support can quickly break down and cause bleeding, swelling and gum tissue recession. As infected gums recede, your teeth lose their support and may result in tooth loss.
That’s why regular professional gum care is critically important not only to your dental health but your overall health, as well. As the bacteria from your diseased gums travels through your body, it can cause serious and life-threatening health problems like cardiovascular disease and higher risk for heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Cerqueira and her dental hygienist will make sure that you receive meticulously thorough dental cleanings at least twice a year. By removing the dental plaque from your teeth, especially around and below your gums, they are removing bacteria that has hardened and begun eating away at your teeth and gums. You will be shown how to floss properly to remove stuck food particles so as to prevent potential bacterial infection.
This is a critical part of preventive dental care because it helps you prevent gingivitis and more advanced periodontal disease – the number-one cause of tooth loss in adults.
Discover thorough periodontal gum care in Carolina Beach. Call Amanda Cerqueira, DDS, at 910.458.3232, or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation.