In most cases, the leading cause of gum disease is neglect.
Brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams help keep your gums healthy, and you may be able to avoid the need for periodontal (gum) treatments or a deep cleaning. Some medical conditions, medications, and hormonal changes also play a factor in the health of your gums, however, and this may change throughout your lifetime. If it has been a while since you have been to the dentist or you have noticed that your gums bleed when you brush or floss, scheduling an appointment at Hillcrest Dental can help get your oral health back on track.
Dr. Shah will examine your gums and advise you on the proper treatment options to restore your health. While many patients fear dental cleanings, we take great pride in providing comfortable and effective gum care treatments. A deep cleaning means that we will remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from both above and below your gumline so that your gums can heal.
In its early stages, we can often reverse gum disease, but if you have had an infection in the past, you will always be more prone to infections in the future. By staying on top of your home care recommendations and regular dental cleanings, you can enjoy a healthy smile.