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Why It's Important to Protect Your Gums

July 19, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Girish Bharwani
preventative dentistry | memorial tx dentist

Science has given us many indications that dental health and overall health are closely related. Because the bacteria that cause gum disease can also contribute to other non-dental related health concerns like heart disease, diabetes, and dementia, there has never been a better time to focus on your oral health. Consistent examinations and comprehensive cleanings with your dentist in Memorial every six months is the best way to monitor your dental health so you can achieve your best smile.

Your Gums Are Your Foundation for Excellent Dental Health

Just like the foundation for your house, your gums are your foundation for your teeth and your smile. If your gums are not healthy, your teeth are also at risk. 

Gum disease occurs when the soft tissue and bone that sustain your teeth become infected, and if you don't treat it, gum disease will result in tooth loss. It is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults. 

Visiting your dentist every six months for screenings and comprehensive cleanings are the best way to protect your teeth and gums from disease.

What Happens During a Comprehensive Cleaning?

During your cleaning, your hygienist removes all the plaque and bacteria buildup from your teeth that can cause concerns like gum disease and tooth decay. Your hygienist can also give you tips on proper brushing and flossing techniques you can use at home to maintain your healthy and beautiful smile.

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Cleaning and Checkup?

Dr. Girish Bharwani and his team make it comfortable and easy for our patients to stay on track with their routine dental cleanings and checkups. Even if it's been a while since you've visited your Houston dentist, you'll feel comfortable and welcome at GB Dental. Contact our dental office at (281) 493-1083 today to schedule your next appointment.

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