One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting Dr Arhiri regularly (about once every six months, or more often if you have gum disease) can prevent periodontal disease. Daily brushing and flossing, when done correctly, help remove most of the plaque from your teeth. Professional cleanings done by your dentist or dental hygienist will keep plaque under control in places that are harder for a toothbrush or floss to reach.
There are some factors that may contribute to gingivitis: poor oral hygiene, diabetes, smoking, aging, genetic predisposition, systemic diseases and conditions, stress, inadequate nutrition, substance abuse and certain medication use.
It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. You and Dr Arhiri will decide which is the best plan treatment according to your needs.