Do you have embarrassing bad breath? If so, you could have gum disease. Gum disease is a condition that can lead to situations like tooth loss and bone loss. That is why our team here at Marze Dental in Sherman, Texas, is happy to give you some advice on how to treat gum disease and restore your oral health.
When it comes to fighting gum disease, the first step is to see your dentist, Dr. Brawley T. Marze Jr. as soon as possible. Your dentist is a trained professional and can spot gum disease and remove the tartar caused from plaque that can lead to gum disease. The sooner it is found the better it can be to treat and overcome before it becomes too serious. There are some situations where if the gum disease is more advanced, other procedures are needed to treat it such as laser treatment, scaling and root planing.
If you find yourself living with gum disease, there are a few things you can do to help you and your dentist fight this disease. These things include keeping up with excellent oral care. If you brush for two minutes a day, twice a day you can clear yourself of plaque and bacteria feeding your gum disease. Flossing is also important because it will clean along your gum line and between your teeth. An active mouthwash that kills bacteria can also help keep your mouth as clean as possible.
If you feel you might have gum disease, or want to come in for a dental cleaning and checkup, then call us today at 903-892-4531 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly and professional dental team is eager to help you and your smile stay gum-disease free.