Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. In Canada, February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. Earlier in the month, we talked about what gum disease is, today we will discuss how to prevent gum disease.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Preventing gum disease is crucial to maintaining good oral health, and it starts with good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and using an antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria. It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups.

If you have gum disease, your dentist will likely recommend a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line and smoothing the roots of the teeth to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the future.

In more advanced cases of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a surgical procedure called flap surgery. This procedure involves lifting the gums to clean the teeth and roots and remove any damaged tissue.

If you have gum disease, it is important to work closely with your dentist to manage the condition and prevent it from getting worse. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene, visiting your dentist regularly, and making any lifestyle changes that may be necessary, such as quitting smoking or managing diabetes.

In conclusion, gum disease is a serious oral health condition that affects the gums and the bones that support the teeth. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and it is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for gum disease. The goal of this month is to educate people about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting their dentist regularly to prevent and treat gum disease. If you suspect you may have gum disease, it is important to visit your dentist at Saskatoon Dental Group as soon as possible to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Book your appointment today! They are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


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