The Dental Design Center Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontitis (advanced gum disease) can be upsetting. At The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we are committed to helping our patients prevent gum disease. If you find out you already have it, don’t despair. It is a treatable condition.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is not as common as it once was, but it still affects millions of Americans by the time they reach the age of sixty-four. Major symptoms include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

There’s a lot you can do to stop gum disease before it happens:

  • Brush at least two times a day—morning and night
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
  • Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
  • Avoid between-meal snacking
  • Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Treating Serious Gum Disease

  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, which is why we take it so seriously at The Dental Design Center in White Plains. The important take-away here is that it is preventable, and treatable. Our services include complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S.:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104
White Plains, New York


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