Preventing Gum Disease

Dr. Raj Upadya of Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry in East Hanover, NJ, offers a complete range of services to improve your overall health. Dr. Upadya encourages patients to take charge of their oral health and practice healthy ways to improve their smiles. In this post, we will discuss some simple prevention tips for avoiding gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. Overtime gum disease progresses and may lead to tooth loss, bone deterioration, and other advanced dental issues.

Gum Disease Prevention

  • Routine dental exams are a necessary part of achieving optimal oral health. Dr. Upadya suggests patients visit our East Hanover dental office biannually for their preventive care exam. During your preventive care exam, Dr. Upadya will thoroughly examine the teeth and gums to check for any signs of gum disease. If gum disease is caught early, patients may be able to treat their gums with a quick, non-invasive solution. However, the longer gum disease it left untreated, the more likely you will need extensive treatment. Dr. Upadya offers a full range of restorative, preventive and periodontal therapy services to address all stages of gum disease.
  • Practice a proper oral hygiene routine. It is important to floss, brush, and rinse your teeth to remove bacteria and debris from the mouth. Flossing is one of the most important parts of achieving optimal gum health. If you are unsure of how to properly floss, please ask Dr. Upadya or one of our dental hygienist. We will work with you to help you develop a healthy oral hygiene routine.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking can increase your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Smokers are more likely to develop complex oral health issues. Quitting smoking can improve your oral health.

Request An Appointment

If you have not visited the dentist recently for a routine dental exam, visit Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry in East Hanover, NJ. Dr. Upadya will work with you to improve your gum health. To schedule an appointment, call 973-241-5169 or request an appointment online.