Mantenimiento periodontal

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.

Por qué es tan importante la higiene bucal?

Los adultos mayores de 35 perder más dientes a enfermedades de las encías, (enfermedad periodontal) que de cavidades. Tres de cada cuatro adultos se ven afectados en algún momento de su vida. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, realizan diariamente.

La enfermedad periodontal y caries son causados ​​por la placa bacteriana. La placa es una película incolora, que se pega a los dientes en la línea de las encías. La placa se forma constantemente en tus dientes. Por el cepillado diario a fondo y el hilo dental puede eliminar estos gérmenes y ayudar a prevenir la enfermedad periodontal.

Periodontal diseases can be accelerated by a number of different factors. sin embargo, it is mainly caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque, a sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar).

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition

Periodontal Disease

Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. Desafortunadamente, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.