Preventing Periodontal Disease
The health of your gums is essential to your oral and overall health. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho delivers comprehensive dental care to ensure the health and beauty of your smile and your best possible overall health.
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Why Preventing Periodontal Disease Is So Important
Maintaining healthy gums is important for a number of reasons. To start, you need healthy gums to keep your teeth firmly in place and maintain an attractive smile. But the health of your gums also affects the health of your entire body.
Numerous research studies show that preventing or effectively treating periodontal disease can help you minimize your risk for other inflammation-associated health conditions, including cardiovascular disease (e.g. high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke), Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Ways to Effectively Prevent Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease does not just happen all at once. Gum disease starts off as gingivitis, an inflammation of the gum tissues that can be treated and effectively cured to prevent progression to periodontal disease. At this early stage, treatment may be as easy as maintaining good daily oral hygiene—brushing your teeth for two minutes two times a day, flossing and seeing your local Rio Rancho dentist for semi-annual checkups. Your dentist may provide additional care tips, products and in-office, periodontal care to remove plaque buildup that can inflame gingival tissues.
Quality Periodontal Care in Rio Rancho/West Side Albuquerque, NM
Fife Dental Care provides high-quality general dental care that helps you maintain the health of your gums as well as that of your teeth. We focus on preventative care to help you avoid periodontal disease, but we do provide more advanced treatment options for those with moderate to severe periodontal disease.
At Fife Dental Care, we strive to deliver a better dental care experience. We take the time to find out how we can provide anxiety-free and virtually pain-free dentistry for you and your family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fife, one of Rio Rancho’s best family dentists.