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“I love chomping away at sticky foods, but I don’t like flossing my chompers: how can I foil gum disease?” Short answer: you can’t. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is habitually a sickness of our own makings. By consuming and drinking sugary chemicals, we put ourselves at risk of developing gum disease. To avoid it, you need to be brushing twice and flossing once daily. Here’s some more information you should be familiar with about gum disease.

To prep for a dental appointment concerning gum disease, make note of any of the gum disease symptoms you’ve been seeing, such as bloody gums, and have this data along with your medical history available. Be sure to note any medications you’re currently taking, as these can also contribute to the onset of gum disease. If you have any queries about dental hygiene habits or periodontal disease, be sure to write them down so that Dr. Michael H. Connor can answer them.

You are perhaps susceptible to gum disease if you have a history of smoking; limit your usage or stop altogether to give your mouth the greatest possibility for a healthy recovery from periodontal disease. Other risk factors include stress (which makes it tough to fight off infections) and poor diets, like those excessively high in starchy foods, which cause plaque-accumulation.

At Orlando Periodontics & Implants, we’re specialists at working with gum disease in Orlando, Florida. You can trust that when you’re working with Dr. Michael H. Connor and the staff at Orlando Periodontics & Implants, you’re working with the greatest. If you haven’t scheduled your next appointment yet, let us know at 407-277-3300 and we’ll get you penciled in.