Gum Disease In Calgary

Gum Disease is a low-grade chronic bacterial infection, and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss, due to infection destroying gum tissue and the bone surrounding teeth.

Though everyone has bacteria in their mouth not everyone develops gum disease. For some individuals with certain risk factors, like smoking and diabetes, there is a greater risk of the bacteria in the mouth becoming destructive, leading to inflamed gums and potential tooth loss.

Unfortunately good brushing and regular flossing is often not enough to remove bacteria between the teeth and gums.  Seeing your dental hygienist regularly is important for both the prevention and treatment of gum disease (periodontal disease).  Hygienists are skilled in recognizing the early signs of periodontal disease and have special instruments that remove food debris and bacteria from above and below the gum line. The removal of debris and bacteria can prevent and stop the progression of gum disease.

One of the obvious signs of  gum disease is bleeding gums.  Healthy gums do not bleed when brushed or flossed.  If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush it’s probably time to see your dental team for an exam and cleaning.

Bite Dental in SW Calgaryis able to help you achieve optimum dental health. With their team of experienced hygienists, assistants, and dentist, your dental needs will be fully met.

Call Bite Dental today and learn how this team will have you smiling in no time.

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