As our bodies age, maintaining healthy dental habits becomes even more important. We run the risk of developing periodontal diseases that could lead to the loss of teeth, and is closely associated with other health problems. With the proper care, Charlotte dentist Dr. Picot will help keep you smiling for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What is a Periodontal Infection?
When bacteria has taken hold in the gums, you run the risk of spreading dangerous microbes to the roots of the teeth, which can lead to severe infection, tooth loss, and a host of other issues. These infections tend to occur as we age because the body’s natural defence systems tend to be less effective over time. The best way to prevent periodontal infections is to maintain regular, healthy brushing and flossing habits, and to visit Dr. Picot twice each year as recommended.
Staying clear of high-sugar foods and tobacco products can help decrease the risk of bacteria growing in and around your gums, but even the most diligent may find themselves in need of periodontal care one day. If that day comes, here’s what you need to know about the treatment options offered at SouthEnd Dentistry.
Why Is It Important?
Every time you visit us, we learn a little bit more about your smile, and give you the latest recommendations for maintaining your oral health. If we spot any issues such as irregular tooth alignment or buildup associated with cavity formation, we’ll do our best to recommend the most effective preemptive measures. The most severe and painful circumstances are often easily resolved when caught early enough, so make sure you make the time to fit Dr. Picot into your schedule.