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DENTAL FUN FACTS

Did you know. . . .

Too many sodas and carbonated drinks can wear away at tooth enamel. To minimize this problem, sip your sodas through a straw!

Hours: Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

157 Cypresswood Dr.,
Spring, TX 77388
Phone: 281.350.6677

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PERIODONTAL DISEASE

You Can Prevent Periodontal Disease!

Gingivitis (early stage of gum disease) and periodontitis (later stage of gum disease), are serious infections that when left untreated can lead to tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a low grade, chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect a single tooth or the entire mouth. It begins when plaque that forms in our mouth, harbors bacteria below the gum line in the pocket surrounding the teeth causing the gums to become irritated and inflamed. Over time, the bone supporting the teeth will begin to deteriorate thus leading to a loss of bone and tooth stability.

Graphic of Periodonatal DiseasePeriodontal disease is a serious threat to your oral health. How well you care for your teeth and gums every day plays a large role in the prevention and treatment. The mouth is full of bacteria which constantly form a sticky, colorless plaque on our teeth. This plaque, combined with the sugars in the foods we eat, produces an acid that leads to and promotes decay. Plaque that is not removed hardens, forming bacteria-harboring tartar. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque, but only a professional cleaning can remove tartar.

The symptoms of gum disease, which are often not noticeable until the disease is advanced, include:
  • Chronic Bad Breath
  • Loose Teeth
  • Increased Sensitivity to Cold or Heat

Once diagnosed, Dr. Brymer’s first goal is to treat and control infection by removing the bacteria that contributes to the disease. Our hygienist will perform a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. This gentle treatment removes the tartar from above and below the gum and smoothes rough spots on the root of the tooth where germs can congregate. After the treatment, a medicated, daily mouth rinse may be recommended for use to aid in the control and progression of the disease. Dr. Brymer will prescribe a daily care regime to control and prevent further problems.

You Can Prevent Periodontal Disease!
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste!
  • Floss every day!
  • Visit the dentist routinely for a check-up and professional cleanings!
  • Eat a well balanced diet!
  • Don't use tobacco products!

For a lifetime of dental health, it’s important to call our office right away
if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease.

 

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