Azusa dental practice has quality profession who reviews the benefits of proactive dental care
A dentist will tell a patient repeatedly that it is important to take care of the smile. When children fuss about brushing and flossing their teeth, parents need to discuss with their children the importance of proper oral health and wellness. They need to understand the consequences that can occur such as periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry reviews with her Azusa area patients the importance of dental health care. She wants children and adults to care for their teeth properly to ensure they last a lifetime. This can also reduce the risk of expensive, irreversible issues such as periodontal disease.
Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the two most common issues that arise from poor oral hygiene habits. When patients do not remove the tartar that develops on the teeth after eating, it can harden into plaque. It can also keep bacteria on the surfaces of the teeth and gums, which can eat away and result in the development of cavities. Periodontal disease is often caused by bacteria that begins to infect the gum tissue (which is why it is also known as “gum disease”) and can result in irreversible damage. Additionally, once periodontal disease passes the initial stage known as gingivitis, it is irreversible and can only be controlled, not cured.
Periodontal disease and tooth decay can cause permanent issues with the smile. Patients with periodontal disease who do not get a proper diagnosis and control it may experience problems such as shrinking gum tissue, bone loss, and even the loss of natural teeth. Additionally, tooth decay can cause painful cavities that, if left untreated, can affect the inside of the tooth (specifically the dental pulp) and result in the need for root canal therapy or worse, extraction of the tooth.
Dr. Brianne Luu and her team of professionals at Gentle Care Dentistry work closely with patients of all ages to stress the importance of quality dental care. From daily brushing and flossing to maintaining regular cleanings and examination with a dentist, Dr. Brianne Luu can help. Contact her practice today to book a consultation visit and discuss the possibilities available for proper care of the smile.