What is gum disease and how to prevent it?

What is gum disease and how to prevent it?

What is gum disease and how to prevent it? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque builds up between the gums and teeth. If bacteria begins to grow, the gums surrounding the teeth can become red and inflamed. If you are not seeing your dentist on a regular basis, then this inflamed redness of your gums can cause the gums and bone structure to deteriorate. This can lead to gum recession or even tooth loss. In addition, gum disease has been linked to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. One way to prevent periodontal disease is to see your dentist on a regular basis of 2-3 times per year. Periodontal disease is preventable and if you add these good habits to your daily routine, you have a good chance that you will prevent periodontal disease. Brush your teeth on a regular basis, preferrably, every time after eating. Brushing after meals helps remove food particles and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. A good rule of thumb when brushing is to not forget about the tongue, bacteria usually builds up on the tongue. Floss at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth 3 times a day will only geta majority of the food particles and debris from your teeth and gums. one way to ensure you are getting a complete cleaning is to floss after each brushing. There is usually small particles stuck between your teeth and the floss is the best way to get those small particles removed. Mouthwash is a great way to finish brushing your teeth. Once you’ve...
Popular Dental Trends

Popular Dental Trends

Popular Dental Trends In this article, The Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo will take a look at the most popular dental trends in the industry. We will also take a look at what is to come for dentists in the future. James Vartanian is a local family dentist in Mission Viejo who has a team of experts all under one roof. We will evaluate some of the benefits of having all the experts in one amazing dental group right here in Mission Viejo and how that can benefit you by saving you money. The first and most import dental trend for 2015 was the increase of research from patients about how much money does a dental procedures cost, rather than researching the procedure itself. This could be for several reasons: more consumers do not have dental insurance, more consumers have less dental insurance coverage, therefore would have to pay out of pocket or they have a cap on how much dental work can be done each year. If you, a family member or co-worker fall into this category, then one of the main advantages of coming to the Vartanian Dental Group is that they carry most insurance plans. I’m sure you have heard that a lot out there, but there is a difference and that difference can either cost you more money or save you money. Let me explain, if you have an appointment with a dentist who accepts your insurance plan, but is “Out of Network,” then that dentist will cost you more money out of pocket than The Vartanian Dental Group who probably is “In-Network” with...