We do our absolute best at the dental practice of Ronald C. Russo, DMD to prevent gum disease in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Periodontal disease is an oral condition that affects the gums, jaw, and underlying bone. It begins when there is constant bacteria growth in your mouth, which possibly results in receding gums and tooth loss. If you do not properly and frequently brush and floss your teeth, or if you constantly miss your six month checkup appointments, you are very vulnerable to periodontal disease. We do our best to prevent periodontal disease by offering our regular cleanings and planing and scaling techniques. These methods will allow Dr. Ronald C. Russo to get rid of all of the plaque and tartar that is present in your mouth. This is a very important process because if the plaque and tartar are not removed, they will spread toxic chemicals into the mouth, which make your gums recede and affect your jawbone.
There are also many other ways to prevent periodontal disease, including refraining from smoking, keeping up with oral hygiene, using mouth rinses, reducing your stress, and maintaining a well-balanced diet.
Would you like to know more about periodontal disease? If so, please feel free to call our dentist and dental team, and ask us any questions you have!