January 18, 2016

On January 19th, America will celebrate National Popcorn Day in honor of a truly American snack originally introduced to settlers by Native Americans. Though the salty snack is a crowd favorite, those little kernels can get caught between your teeth and gums. After you’ve had your fill, take the time to prevent gum disease with an effective oral care routine.

Detecting Gum Disease

It is important to catch gum disease early, but without regular check ups with your periodontist in Chicago, IL, it can be hard to catch. Initially, the disease’s symptoms are subtle and aren’t typically painful. If you begin to notice increased redness or tenderness around your gums, this may be a sign that your developing gum disease. Additionally, excessive sensitivity to temperature and pain during chewing are other telltale signs of gum disease.

Prevent Gum Disease From Home

Gum disease prevention begins at home with your regular oral care routine. If your routine needs a boost, add some of these steps to your dental maintenance:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily for 2 to 3 minutes. Use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily.
  • Eat a nutritional diet rich in vitamins C and A.
  • Eliminate tobacco product consumptions as much as possible.
  • Meet with your periodontist in Chicago, IL every 6 months.

When you visit your dental professional, be sure to ask about the state of your oral health and any professional suggestions for improvement. If necessary, work with your periodontist to personalize your oral care. Contact your periodontist immediately if you notice any signs of gum disease like bleeding gums or loose teeth.

Speak With Your Periodontist

If you want more guidance regarding gum disease prevention, call 630.233.9278 and set up an appointment with Dr. Amarik Singh. Our talented and experienced staff will be happy to answer all your questions and help you get on your way to stellar oral health.




Related Articles

Dental Consulting By Progressive Dental