Periodontal Treatment is a non-surgical prophylactic procedure with an aim to remove plaque and dental calculus from the oral cavity. Both substances are a product of bacterial accumulation under the gums and are usually removed by root scaling and planning. If ignored or left unnoticed, these bacterial accumulations can generate acid which may lead to teeth decay and a gum disease known as gingivitis.
Brush your teeth twice a day on a regular basis
As a part of everyday prophylactic activities, you should really stick to a twice-a-day toothbrushing habit, as this is enough to remove the film of bacteria from your teeth. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are the best for the purpose, but only as long as they’re in good condition. Oral hygiene products that contain fluoride are also recommendable as they can keep your teeth in top shape and prevent decay. With that said, make sure to select products that bear the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This means that the product meets all the ADA’s standards and is recognized as safe and effective. The seal assures both dentists and consumers that the product does not promote any false claims and has been reviewed by professionals.
Make sure to practice flossing twice a day
A simple practice such as cleaning between your teeth with dental floss or any other interdental cleaner will be enough to remove minuscule food particles and bacteria from places that are out of reach for the toothbrush. In fact, most of the periodontal diseases in their early stages can be removed with simple practices such as toothbrushing and regular flossing. However, make sure to use interdental cleaners correctly s that you wouldn’t hurt your gums.
Maintain a balanced diet
Profess a diet that’s rich in its variety. Your menu should include something from every food group, whether it’s grain, fruits, dairy products or any type of meat. Be careful with snacks and avoid them much as you can.
Regular check-ups with your Dentist
This almost goes without saying, but regular check-ups at your dentist’s office are a must. Periodical interventions from an expert, such as professional cleaning, are crucial to the prevention of periodontal diseases.
Dr. Sandris Bajars
General Dentistry, Endodontics, Orthodontics
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