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What! I Have Gum Disease?
Coast Dental Blog
Advice from dental professionals you trust
by Beth Gaddis, Web Content Manager
It’s a goal we all have: We want to walk into the dentist’s office, hear that our teeth look great, get a routine cleaning, and then not have to think about going to the dentist again for another six months.
It can come as a shock when that doesn’t happen. You might think you’re taking great care of your teeth: You brush twice a day, you floss somewhat regularly, and occasionally use a mouthwash. So how can a dentist diagnose you with periodontal disease?
Your Lifestyle Affects Your Smile Often, it’s the choices you make every day that can lead to periodontal disease. You may have begun to skip brushing in the morning because you were in a rush to get out the door, or at night because you were so tired. You may be using a toothbrush that is more than three months old and its bristles are not as effective. You may not be flossing every day, so bacteria (plaque) builds up between your teeth and under your gum line, attaching to the root surface. After only 48 hours, the plaque can calcify and will be there until you have your teeth cleaned again, said Dr. Michael Quinn, a periodontist with more than 20 years of experience who practices at several Coast Dental offices in Georgia.
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