Periodontal Maintenance Care Visits Springfield MA
Gum disease can be prevented with good preventive care for most people. Gum disease can be avoided by taking the same steps you do to avoid cavities: brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice daily, floss every day, maintain a healthy diet, avoid tobacco use, and have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regularly.
Dr. Peck may recommend twice-yearly, or more frequent , checkups depending on your oral health. Even with good home care, plaque can build up and harden into a tough substance called tartar. When this happens, only a dental professional can remove it.
If you catch gingivitis early, it is possible to eliminate or reverse the disease by increasing your oral care. It’s important to catch the disease as early as possible. Regular dental checkups are vital, as well as an awareness of the warning signs of gum disease.