Believe it or not, gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. We want to keep your smile intact.
In recognition of Gum Disease Awareness Month, our team in Tigard, OR wants to remind you of three things that can keep your gums healthy.
Daily Preventive Care
Start with the basics. You should brush your teeth twice daily, and you should floss once per day. Flossing is necessary to clean the places that your toothbrush can’t reach well.
Routine Dental Checkups
Professional cleanings and exams should be part of your oral care routine as well. We will remove plaque and tartar, which can lead to infections. Plus, we are more likely to discover problems in the early stages if you see us a few times each year.
If your gums are red, swollen, and/or bleed when you brush and floss, they are likely infected already. We offer gum disease treatment to get your smile back in shape.