Good oral hygiene throughout adulthood can help maintain a healthy smile. It is important to brush and floss daily to remove the sticky film and plaque that is the cause of tooth decay and gum disease. When plaque hardens, tartar is formed and this can only be removed by professional dental cleaning. Regular dental check-ups and cleans will ensure that your family dentist can help you deal with oral health issues.
Dental Concerns for Adults
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can be treated. Early signs are red swollen gums that tend to bleed during brushing.
Sensitivity can occur when gums recede and expose areas of tooth not protected by enamel. Hot or cold foods can cause discomfort in these areas and an anti-sensitivity toothpaste can help reduce the symptoms.
A well-balanced diet provides essential nutrients and minerals for strong, healthy gum tissue and teeth.