Springfield, MA Dentist Talks About Gum Disease

Dr. Vincent J. Mariano, an East Meadow and Springfield, MA dentist explains a few hygiene tips to keep a healthy smile and fight periodontal disease.
Aug. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- EAST LONGMEADOW AND SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS - Periodontal disease not only affects a patient's mouth, it may threaten their overall health as well.
Increase risk of strokes, delivering babies early and difficulty controlling blood sugar levels in those with diabetes, are a number of the possible health complications associated with gum disease.

Studies have shown that 80 percent of adults presently have a form of periodontal disease, according to the Colgate website.
"The longer a patient keeps plaque on their teeth, the more harmful it may become," said Dr. Vincent J. Mariano, a Springfield, MA dentist. (http://www.emadental.com/) "This bacterium could cause an inflammation called gingivitis, where the gums can become swollen and bleed easily."

The dentists at EMA Dental, a Springfield, MA cosmetic dentist (http://www.emadental.com/cosmetic-dentists-prosthodontist...), agree that oral hygiene is key to preventing extensive restorative procedures.
Mariano explains a few tips to help prevent periodontal disease.

1.   Brush At Least Twice a Day - Brushing thoroughly can remove plaque and tartar from surface areas before hardening. Using a fluoride toothpaste may help prevent decay as well.
2.   Floss Daily- This may be the only way to remove plaque from surfaces the toothbrush can’t reach.
3.   Mouthwash- Antiseptic mouthwash typically removes the hidden bacteria in the mouth.
4.   Eat A Well Balanced Diet - "Be smart about all meal choices; A patient can't go wrong with fruits and vegetables," said Mariano.
5.   Visit The General Dentist Regularly - Routine check-ups and professional cleanings can keep patients a step ahead in the fight against gum disease. A dentist could intervene if patients have any signs of periodontal disease, such as: bad breath, swollen gums, loose teeth or sensitive teeth.

Keeping up with the routine appointments and following proper hygiene protocol may help the fight against gum disease. Cosmetic procedures that are provided by a dentist, tooth whitening included, can be added to a healthy smile to look vibrant.

Learn More
To learn more about EMA Dental, visit the blog: http://www.emadental.com/blog/ for more information or to schedule a consultation at their Northampton or East Longmeadow locations. Or call: (413)731-8800.

About EMA Dental
With offices in East Longmeadow and Northampton, MA, EMA Dental is a multi-specialty practice committed to providing state-of-the-art dental care of the highest quality in a comfortable environment.

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