Good periodontal health for beautiful encinitas teeth!


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Good periodontal health for beautiful encinitas teeth!

  1. 1. Good Periodontal Health for Beautiful Encinitas Teeth!This article explains the importance of good periodontal health in the preservation ofbeautiful, healthy-looking and unmarred teeth.Beautiful Encinitas Teeth: A DefinitionBeautiful Encinitas teeth begin and end with two inter-related factors: good oral hygieneand good periodontal maintenance. Most of us tend to look only at our teeth as a reflectionof the standard of oral health; however, the soft tissue surrounding the teeth – the gums –are a fundamental part of this overall picture. Gum disease is a pervasive problem in theUnited States, with a staggering 80% of all people presenting with some form or stage of it!Characterized as an acute and chronic bacterial infection of the gums, periodontal disease(peri meaning ‘around’ and dontal meaning ‘tooth’) left untreated causes incredible damageto our teeth, affecting both their functionality and aesthetics. So, if you value your beautifulEncinitas teeth, then you absolutely have to take care of your gums as well as your pearlywhites!Beautiful Encinitas Teeth: Good Oral HygienePoor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of poor oral aesthetics. Your teeth reflectin their outward appearance how healthy they are; as do your gums. One of the primarycauses of gum disease is dental plaque, which, if allowed to accumulate and harden intodeposits of tartar, can lead to cavities, dental caries and chronic infection. It is at thisjuncture that nasty symptoms such as tooth decay, oral lesions, tooth discoloration, guminflammation, soft tissue sensitivity, bleeding when brushing and bad breath start todevelop. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the deterioration of bone tissuein the jaw and inevitable tooth loss. The very best way you can protect your beautifulEncinitas teeth from the dangers of periodontal (gum) disease is by practicing good oralhygiene, and this means more than just brushing twice a day! ● Brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time ● Floss your Encinitas teeth every day ● Use an anti-bacterial mouthwash after meals (this is optional, but it will prevent bacteria from flourishing in what food particles have been left behind… especially if you don’t have your toothbrush at hand.) ● Drink plenty of water throughout the day to irrigate your mouth. Water is also a good source of important minerals such as fluoride and calcium, which help protect
  2. 2. your teeth against disease-causing bacteria. ● Avoid sugar-rich foods and drinks ● Eat a balanced diet (this will keep your immune system strong and provide your teeth with the nutrition they need to remain healthy and resilient) ● Definitely steer clear of bad habits such as tobacco-use. Smoking is one of the leading causes of periodontal disease, so quitting today will not only improve your bodily health, but your oral health as well!These tips are fundamental to the preservation of good oral health and hygiene, whichnaturally reflects itself in the aesthetics of your Encinitas teeth.Beautiful Encinitas Teeth: Final NoteRemember, the health of the gums surrounding your Encinitas teeth is as important as theunmarred and white appearance of your teeth. Since the two are intimately inter-linked,make sure you seek regular professional attention for the maintenance of optimal oralhealth and hygiene.