Dr. Charles Sizemore, cosmetic and general dentist in Plano, TX, is encouraging his patients to participate in Gum Disease Awareness Month throughout February by becoming more educated.
February 22, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —
Dr. Charles Sizemore, cosmetic and general dentist in Plano, TX, is encouraging his patients to participate in Gum Disease Awareness Month throughout February by becoming more educated about the condition and the current state of their oral health. Approximately 85 percent of adults in America have some level of gum disease, and it is the most common reason for tooth loss in those over age 35.
“When most people think of poor oral health, they usually think of cavities, decay, and buildup,” said Dr. Charles Sizemore, general and pediatric dentist in Plano, TX. “However, gum health plays a major role in overall oral health, and it is just as important to have healthy gums as it is to be cavity-free.”
Gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis, is caused by the buildup of bacteria in the gum tissues. Gingivitis can be found in both mild and extreme cases, but in its earlier stages is completely reversible. For that reason, Dr. Sizemore is encouraging his patients to learn more about how they can prevent gingivitis in their mouth and protect the well being of their teeth in the long term.
Unlike late-stage cavities that can cause extreme tooth pain, advanced gingivitis often goes unnoticed by the patient because it doesn’t always result in pain. However, advanced gingivitis leads to the onset of periodontal infections, which, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss.
“Preventing gum disease really is as simple as brushing and flossing daily,” said Dr. Charles Sizemore. “Just a few minutes of proper maintenance each day can prevent a whole host of other health problems that can result from gum disease—some of which, like tooth loss, are irreversible.”
At Charles Sizemore DDS, patients have access to a variety of diagnostic, preventative, and treatment services in periodontics. Dr. Sizemore can evaluate the state of patient’s gums and help them develop a proper treatment plan if their gums need improvement to reach optimal oral health.
For patients who may have lost permanent teeth as a result of gum disease or decay, Dr. Sizemore is a dental implants dentist in Plano, TX and can provide permanent, sturdy implants that last for a lifetime. Dr. Sizemore is also known for providing holistic dentistry in Plano, TX for patients who want a more natural approach to dental health.
To find more information about the periodontal services Dr. Charles Sizemore offers in Plano, TX, please visit www.DentistinPlanoTexas.net and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhBaP-4gP4s.
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