By Kenneth Krause, DMD
February 18, 2020
Category: Periodontal Health

Preventing Periodontal Disease

It's a given that proper brushing, flossing and diligent oral hygiene is imperative to the health of your teeth and gums. But did you that oral wellness is linked to total body wellness?

Inadequate oral hygiene can affect your overall health, with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, increasing your risk of diabetes and heart disease as well as potentially leading to tooth loss and receding gums.

Dr. Kenneth Krause of Krause Dental in Westfield can provide tips for preventing the development of periodontal disease, and our family dentistry office is ready to put you on the path to lifelong oral health.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is an oral condition which develops when the bacteria in plaque begins to build up in your gums and between your teeth, causing inflammation to your gums. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the bones in your jawbone to begin deteriorating.

What can I do to prevent periodontal disease?

Our family dentistry office in Westfield advises both at home and in-office prevention practices to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

At home care:

  • Brush thoroughly, at least twice a day.
  • Floss every night to make sure any food particles trapped between your teeth or along your gum line are removed.
  • Rinse with water or mouthwash after brushing and flossing to rinse away any stray particles.
  • Make sure to eat a balanced diet, low in sugary foods and beverages.
  • Abstain from smoking and tobacco use

At our family dentistry office in Westfield:

  • Schedule regular exams and cleanings at our Westfield family dentistry practice. We can provide you with a deep cleaning and use our special tools to scrape away any tough plaque or tartar.
  • Let our professionals know if you have any history of periodontal disease so we can provide you with any additional help you may need.
  • If you are already experiencing signs of periodontal disease, we can provide periodontal therapy.

Call Krause Dental in Westfield, IN today at 317-399-9329 for all your dental health needs.