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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a serious dental condition that affects countless people each year. Gum disease first becomes apparent with inflamed gums, leading to discomfort and bleeding. As the disease progresses, it destroys gum tissue and tooth structure, leading to gum recession, tooth loss, and other health complications. Gum disease requires immediate intervention in order to stop the progression and save teeth from further decay. If you are currently displaying symptoms of gum disease, our Valencia periodontal team at the office of Marvin Tong, DDS, can provide you with the dental care you need.

Give us a call today at (661) 766-4455 to schedule a gum disease evaluation in the Santa Clarita Valley.

How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?

Knowing the signs of gum disease can help protect you from premature tooth loss. The good thing about gum disease is that it does not develop in a day. It is a progressive disease that goes through three main stages.

The three main stages are:

  • Gingivitis: In this initial stage, you may experience red and swollen gums, bad breath, and a receding gum line
  • Periodontitis: During this stage, patients present with gums that are swollen, tender, and colored brightly red. Also, gaps between teeth begin to appear.
  • Advanced Stage: During this final stage, you may experience bone loss, bad breath, receding gums, and crooked teeth. During this stage, restorative services are often discussed.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene to Prevent Gum Disease

Preventing gum disease starts with maintaining good oral hygiene habits. By following these simple tips, you can keep your gums healthy and reduce the risk of developing gum disease:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to brush along the gumline to remove plaque and bacteria.
  2. Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline. This helps prevent the buildup of plaque, which can lead to gum disease.
  3. Use an antimicrobial mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Look for a mouthwash that is specifically designed to prevent gum disease.
  4. Avoid smoking and using tobacco products, as they can increase the risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.
  5. Eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks, as they can contribute to gum disease.
  6. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. Your dentist can detect early signs of gum disease and provide treatment before it progresses.

By following these tips and maintaining good oral hygiene, you can take proactive steps to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy smile. If you have any concerns about your gum health, don't hesitate to contact our Valencia dental office today.

Schedule Routine Appointments Today

As with any dental condition, there are steps that you can take to protect yourself. Maintaining proper dental hygiene is your first best defense against developing gum disease. Scheduling routine visits with our Valencia dental team at the office of Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS, is your next best defense. During a checkup, we can detect the early signs of gum disease, providing you with an effective treatment plan to best combat the disease before it becomes more serious.

When it comes to gum disease, it's important that you call us immediately. Contact us today at (661) 766-4455.

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