Gum Disease is Associated with Many Health Risks

Professionals at Cohil Family Dentistry help keep your teeth clean and free from bacteria, plaque and germs that can lead to gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. For over 18 years, Dr. Cohil and staff have helped people in Apopka, Longwood, Maitland and Altamonte Springs to have cleaner, healthier teeth and gums, keeping periodontal disease at bay. Since gum disease has been linked to more serious health problems, it’s critical to stop it quickly.

Ways to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease develops and grows when teeth are not properly cleaned. Bacteria on teeth leads to plaque, a substance that sticks to teeth and can be challenging to remove. Gums can start to recede and there can be inflammation in your mouth if plaque is not properly removed. Serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia and rheumatoid arthritis have all been linked to periodontal disease. Professionals from Cohil Family Dentistry are happy to help you develop a good routine to help prevent gum disease. Smart prevention steps include:

  1. Flossing and Brushing Twice Daily – Using a fluoride toothpaste for brushing and thoroughly flossing twice daily are great steps towards removing plaque and keeping periodontal disease away
  2. Use of Antimicrobial Mouthwash – Rinsing with mouthwash that kills germs and reduces bacteria is a smart way to reduce chances for periodontal disease
  3. Regular Cleanings and Dental Checkups – Having regular thorough dental cleanings by the pros from Cohil Family Dentistry and complete checkups by Dr. Kirk Cohil help ward off the possibility of developing harmful gum disease

Caring for teeth and gums prevents harmful effects from periodontal disease. The common factor in developing these diseases is inflammation. You want to prevent inflammation in your mouth and keep it from going to other parts of your body.

A Solid Partner in Dental Care

Dr. Cohil is proud to be your dedicated partner to help keep your teeth and gums healthier for life. Prevention is the best way to keep teeth from decaying and keep inflammation from becoming widespread. Continued good health is the best result.

Contact Cohil Family Dentistry today at 407-889-9682.

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