Take Care of Them by Taking Care of You!
Do you share utensils with your kids? Sip off your love’s water bottle? Taste-test your bestie’s pumpkin spice latte?
If you answered yes to any one of those, it’s important for you to know research suggests bacteria that causes periodontal (gum) disease can be transferred by way of your saliva, and if you’re not taking care of your mouth, you could be putting theirs at risk too.
The earliest stage of gum disease is gingivitis caused by plaque buildup at the gum line. Plaque produces toxins that can irritate the gum tissue. The gums become red and swollen and might bleed easily. Stepping up your oral hygiene routine might remedy this condition.
If the bacteria in your mouth continues to thrive, the situation could progress to periodontitis. As the bacteria moves toward the roots of the teeth and jaw bone, swelling around the tooth can occur. The body’s response to this aggressive bacteria will be to break down the bone and connective tissue that holds your teeth in place. The gums will pull away, leaving pockets between the teeth and maybe spaces. Symptoms might include constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth; swollen and receding gums; and loose or shifting teeth. If you’re not convinced of just how serious this can become, read this article by the American Dental Association … >
“You can’t afford to let things get this far—medically, financially, aesthetically”, says Dr. Larissa Hanson, founder of The Pampered Tooth in Port Orange, Florida. Help prevent the spread of this disease-causing bacteria by brushing after meals or at least twice per day; using antibacterial toothpaste and mouthwash; and making those twice-per-year visits to the dentist for professional cleanings.
At The Pampered Tooth, we are here to make everything as easy as possible for you, from your comfort while waiting in the lobby, to your confidence in what will happen while in the exam chair, to how easy it will be to walk out the door with a bought-and-paid-for healthy mouth and great smile. You’ll smile extra hard when you hear about our Pampered Plan. No insurance is no problem!
Let’s not share EVERYTHING with our loved ones. #GoodDentalHygiene #FightAgainstHarmfulBacteria
If you have any questions about periodontal disease or other dental issues, please feel free to contact our office at 386.760.1200. We are here to serve you and facilitate the fight for a #HealthMouthHealthyYou.