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Boise, Idaho 83713
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Solutions for Protecting Your Gums

February 27, 2019
Posted By: David Cantwell, DDS
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With so much information emerging about the connection between your dental health and your overall well-being, it has never been a better time to visit your dentist in Boise, ID. Your dentist can help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health, that in turns provides you with a good foundation for better overall health.

The Oral Systemic Link

Information has shown that the same bacteria that cause periodontal (gum) disease, also contribute to other chronic health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and low birth weight in babies. Bacteria from gum disease can enter the bloodstream, which allows it to travel to other areas of the body.

You can protect your health by maintaining an excellent home care routine and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of your gums and bone, both of which are the foundation that supports your teeth. The infection is caused by bacteria that gets below the gum line when plaque and tartar buildup separate your gums from your teeth. This is usually the result of poor oral hygiene.

The Good News About Gum Disease

The good news about gum disease is that you can prevent it from happening when you improve your home care routine and visit your dentist regularly. Many patients are also able to reverse the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis by being proactive with their dentist about their oral health.

If you do find that you're dealing with advanced gum disease (periodontitis), a periodontal deep cleaning in Boise, ID may be the solution to help you manage your condition. During a deep cleaning, your hygienist will numb the area around your teeth to reach beneath the gum line and remove the plaque and tartar buildup. Next, your hygienist will smooth the surfaces of your root to protect against bacteria. This type of cleaning is also called scaling and root planing. 

If it's time for your next cleaning and checkup, don't delay in scheduling with your team at Atlantis Dental Care today! If you live in Boise ID, Eagle ID, or Meridian ID and are looking for a quality dentist, please contact us! Dr. Cantwell and his team have been proudly serving the Boise, ID area since 2004 and Atlantis Dental Care is always accepting new patients! 

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