Don’t Let Gum Disease Steal Your Smile

Gum disease prevention is essential for maintaining good oral health, avoiding tooth loss and reducing your risk of systemic health problems.

Healthy gums lead to a healthy smile! Prevent gum disease and gingivitis and maintain healthy gums for life by committing to regular dental checkups and cleanings at Somerset Dental on James.

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We make gum disease prevention comfortable and easy. Experience the difference at Somerset Dental on James.

Schedule Your Complimentary Wellness Scan

We make gum disease prevention comfortable and easy. Experience the difference at Somerset Dental on James.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common oral health condition affecting the gums, teeth, and supporting tissues. Gum disease is caused by bacterial infection and can range from mild inflammation to severe damage to the gums and bones that support the teeth.

What Causes Gum Disease and Gingivitis?

The leading cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, which allows harmful bacteria to build up and form plaque on teeth and gums. Other contributing factors to gum disease include genetics, medications, health conditions, hormonal changes, and smoking.

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease and Gingivitis?

Maintaining strong oral hygiene habits is the best way to prevent gum disease. Your best hygiene practices for gum disease prevention include:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Flossing at least once a day to remove the plaque between teeth
  • Using an antiseptic mouthwash to control bacteria
  • Avoiding tobacco use
  • Eating a healthy diet and limiting sugary or starchy foods and drinks
  • Getting regular dental checkups and cleanings

By adopting great oral hygiene habits and visiting your dentist regularly, you can keep your gums healthy and strong for years to come.

Make Healthy Dental Habits a Priority

Our caring dentists are here to help optimize your oral health. Protect your teeth and gums by scheduling a consultation today.

Signs You May Have Gum Disease or Gingivitis:

You may not have noticeable symptoms in the early stages of gum disease. For that reason, regular dental checkups are essential. As your gum disease progresses, you may develop the following symptoms:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums, making teeth appear longer
  • Loose teeth or changes in bite
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth

When it Comes to Gum Disease, Prevention is Key!

Preventing gum disease and gingivitis is vital for several reasons. The main benefits of gum disease prevention include:

Your Smile Is Worth Protecting

Your treatment plan for gum disease and gingivitis will depend on the severity of your condition. In the early stages, improving oral hygiene habits and getting regular dental cleanings can often reverse gum disease.

More advanced cases may require scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar below the gum line. In severe cases, surgical treatments such as gum or bone grafts may be necessary to repair the damage caused by gum disease.

Prioritize your oral health and take action to prevent gum disease before you suffer from irreversible damage.

Dislike Going to the Dentist? We’re Here to Change That.

You can put your trust in Somerset Dental on James, knowing that kindness, compassion, and quality care are at the core of our practice. After your complimentary wellness scan, you will feel confident about your treatment plan and be comfortable embracing your total oral health.

Calgary Dental Care Worth Smiling About!

One of the best, if not the best dental clinic in Calgary. The staff is friendly, compassionate and professional. Both Dr. Abenaa and Abe are sincere and genuinely invested in your health and wellbeing and take interest in you as a person to provide the best treatments available for any budget. As odd as it is to say, I often look forward to going to the dentist because each visit is a positive one.
Nicole Veronneau

It’s Time To Invest In Your Oral Health

Your oral health impacts your overall health. Take action today to improve your oral hygiene and protect your smile.

Somerset Dental on James provides complete dental services to patients in Somerset, Shawnessy, Bridlewood, Sundance, Midnapore, Millrise, and surrounding SW Calgary areas.

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