Don't take it light to your Periodontal Gum Disease

Some people dread the morning and evening routine of brushing their teeth because it usually leads to bleeding. It’s also one of the most common reasons that people need to visit the dentist. The Gum Disease is also known as “Periodontal Disease”, it is a serious dental issue that can settle itself orally as a chronic condition. It stems from a type of bacterial infection that attacks the gums and often the bone which surrounds a tooth. Initially, a thin film known as plaque is formed on the teeth , when they are not cleaned properly. After that, the bacteria settle deep into the gums, going down all the way to the tooth-supporting bone. Once the conditions go deeper, the end result is the tooth loosening, shaking, and complete removal by the dentist. So it’s never a good idea to ignore or delay the problem once you feel discomfort in the gums. The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near t La Marque, Galveston, and Hitchcock area is conveniently located near to the HEB and ROSS market complex.  is the best option available and affordable dentist near you.

Research also indicates that some people are genetically more prone to gum disease.  Let’s take a look at the different types of gum disease and how they evolve into more complex conditions if not catered timely enough.

Gingivitis: This is the first stage of a gum disease caused by plaque buildup at the gum-line. Improper brushing does not remove the plaque from the mouth and forms toxins in the mouth which causes gum tissue irritation. This initial condition is known as “Gingivitis”. It is easy to treat this condition as the swelling is superficial and has not gone deeper into gums or tooth bones.

Periodontal Gum Diseases: If plaque on the gums settles down, over time it will solidify into a crust called calculus or tartar. Once the tartar develops, it starts destroying gum tissue, making the gums bleed and disengage from the teeth. As the disengagement occurs, small pockets are formed in the spaces in between which creates more room for bacteria to grow and more food residues get trapped causing increased gum tissue damage. If proper medical attention is not given in this stage, the situation may be very bad.

Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

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3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590

                Taking Care Of Your Oral Health In Self Isolation


During self-isolation, make sure you are well prepared to care for your oral health. The pandemic is disrupting every area of our lives are currently, including physical activity. We can no longer simply go for a walk, visit the gym or play team sports, while the temptation is to sit at home and spend more time on the couch. However, physical inactivity is a major risk factor for developing a serious disease

Toothbrush Hygiene
Keep safe by making sure nobody uses each other’s toothbrushes and that they are stored well away from everybody else’s toothbrush. The damp environment of a toothbrush is ideal for spreading viruses. Use separate toothpaste as well.

Continue with Your Normal Oral Care Routine
Sticking to every day routines is important while self-isolating and particularly your dental maintenance routine. Make sure you continue to brush at least twice a day and floss once-a-day. If you wish, use a mouthwash for 30 seconds as this can slightly reduce the risk of spreading viruses.

Watch Your Diet
It’s a time when it’s tempting to indulge in snacks and Netflix, but try to limit your consumption of sugary or acidic foods. Instead, concentrate on eating foods that will boost your immune systems like 
vitamin-rich and nutrient-dense fruits and veggies.

Stay Active
Make sure you have some form of physical activity every day. If you can’t get outside, there are plenty of fun exercise routines online.

Drink plenty of Water
It is easy to become dehydrated and especially if you are fighting an infection. Some medications can reduce saliva flow too, so be sure to drink plenty of plain water.

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