Since gum disease is such a widespread epidemic in the United States, it is important to understand, how do you get gum disease? Learn how to prevent gum disease today, or seek gum disease treatment from Dr. Leo Kituskie. Most adults get gum disease from a lack of proper oral hygiene. Forgetting to brush or floss for even a day starts the cycle that could lead to gum disease. There are many distractions throughout the day that might end up causing us to forget or put off dental hygiene, but Dr. Kituskie stresses the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Neglecting these simple tasks is how you do get gum disease.
When you forget to brush and floss, a sticky substance called plaque, which your mouth makes on a consistent basis, begins to build up. Plaque contains bacteria that turns into poison, or toxins, that irritate the gums and cause the gum tissue to break down. Plaque turns to tartar, which then hardens in between teeth. This leads to gingivitis, which can quickly turn into advanced periodontal disease and require gum disease treatment.So how else do you get gum disease? You can also get gum disease by smoking or chewing tobacco. According to researchers at the University of Colorado, tobacco use is a known risk factor for gum disease and other oral diseases, such as oral cancer. The chemicals in tobacco can slow down the healing process and make gum disease treatment less successful. Tobacco users, whether smoked or smokeless, are also more likely to have tooth loss, bone loss, gum recession and mouth sores.Dr. Kituskie can help you restore your most valuable asset, a beautiful smile, with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP® gum disease treatment. Dr. Kituskie is trained in the practice of LANAP® and invites prospective patients to set up a consultation to further determine whether laser gum disease treatment is the best option for them.
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