There are several things you can do to prevent gum disease. These include avoiding tobacco and practicing good oral hygiene at home. When you visit our practice, our periodontist will help you determine the best methods to prevent periodontal disease from developing in your mouth. For more information on how to prevent gum disease in Ogden, Utah, and to make your appointment with Dr. Aaron T. Ward, please contact our office today at 801-394-6651.
Periodontal disease and tobacco are closely linked. Gum disease has been proven to be more severe in patients who use tobacco and tobacco products. Regular tobacco use increases calculus formation on the teeth, causes deeper pockets between your gums and teeth for bacteria to infest, and leads to a greater loss of bone and gum tissue. The chemicals in tobacco, such as nicotine and tar, also slow down your rate of healing and reduce the likelihood of success in your treatment. Our doctor recommends that you reduce or quit entirely your use of tobacco.