The Long-Term Value Of Better Dental Care

Is it too soon to start thinking about how you can avoid tooth loss later in life? One important way to protect yourself from this problem is to keep up with efforts to protect your gums. An infection will lead to worrying complications if you do not deal with it in a timely manner. While gingivitis is reversible, advanced gum disease will prove more difficult to manage, and it can lead to tissue damage that results in tooth loss. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can help you avoid this problem through consistent preventive care. The services we provide during every routine exam will help you by removing plaque and tartar that can cause an infection to start, and by checking for signs that gingivitis needs to be addressed.

What Do Your Current Oral Hygiene Efforts Include?

Brushing and flossing are important habits to follow, but not everyone who practices them regularly does an effective job protecting themselves against gingivitis. Make sure that when you care for your smile, you take care to clean around your gum line. Doing so removes plaque and prevents tartar from forming at the base of your teeth. When those formations are present, bacteria can move beneath the tissues and cause infections. Even with a good routine in place, you should keep up with preventive dental visits to make sure you are not overlooking any problems.

Preventing Problems Today Can Help Preserve An Attractive Smile

The effort you put into preventing oral health problems today offers long-term benefits. For someone struggling with gum disease, preventing tooth loss can be difficult because bacteria can destroy tissues needed to support teeth. More serious periodontal problems can also affect your general health. Other benefits to consistent preventive care include fewer issues with the health of teeth over time, making it easier to maintain a good routine against cavities. Thoroughly cleaning your teeth will also help you fight the accumulation of particles that can stain your enamel.

We Can Address Active Problems Without Changing Your Appearance

If you do have an active problem with your dental or periodontal health, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can provide treatment to preserve your smile’s appearance and well-being. You can undergo a periodontal cleaning with ultrasonic equipment to fight the bacteria affecting your gums. When we provide restorative dental work, patients receive dental fillings and dental crowns that imitate natural enamel to preserve the way you look.

Dr. Johnson-G’Sell Is Ready To Help You Keep Your Smile Healthy!

Keeping up with your smile health today can make it easier to remain healthy in the future! Magnolia Family Dental is ready to help you by providing important preventive services, and by offering timely intervention if something is wrong. To find out more about how we can take care of you, please call our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office at 314-822-4521.