Let Us Help You Stop Gum Disease

While many people worry about dental damage from cavities, periodontal disease (gum disease) is actually a bigger problem for most adults. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people older than 35 lose more teeth to gum disease than to cavities.

This is why Dr. Walter Hadley & the rest of the Marineland Dental Care team is so diligent about gum or periodontal disease prevention!

We check you for signs of gum disease during every dental exam in our Kennewick, WA dentist office & we offer both in-office & at-home care to help keep your gum tissue & supporting structures in top condition.

To visit a dentist who is serious about gum or periodontal disease prevention, call Marineland Dental Care at  509-783-7349.

Why Is Gum Disease So Dangerous?

Gum disease is caused when a sticky, bacteria-filled material called plaque forms in areas between your teeth & gums. In the earliest stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, your gums are often tender & may bleed easily. If we catch gum disease is this stage, we can often eliminate it with a thorough dental cleaning.

If gum disease progresses, though, gum tissue separates from your teeth & forms “pockets” where even more bacteria accumulates. Infection sets in & attacks the tissue & bone surrounding your teeth, which can lead to tooth loss.

At this stage, we’ll perform a deep cleaning treatment called scaling & root planing that focuses on removing plaque from beneath your gumline.

Benefits Of Preventing Gum Disease

One of the biggest benefits of periodontal disease  prevention is reducing your risk of overall oral health problems & even general health problems.

  • You’ll be more likely to keep your teeth. In advanced stages, gum disease attacks the bone surrounding your teeth, causing you to lose teeth. Aside from the obvious consequences of missing teeth, this can lead to nutritional deficiencies.
  • You may enjoy better overall health. Research has linked gum disease to increased risk of heart & respiratory ailments.

How To Prevent Gum Disease

The good news is, good oral hygiene goes a long way toward preventing gum disease. Our team educates you on all aspects of at-home oral care, including:

  • Proper nutrition
  • Brushing & flossing techniques
  • Products that may be useful in fighting gum disease

We may also suggest more frequent dental cleanings in our Kennewick, WA dentist office or treatments such as applications of fluoride.

To learn more about gum disease & our periodontal disease prevention services, call Marineland Dental Care at  509-783-7349. You can also use our online form to make an appointment at our office.

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