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Gum disease is preventable with care from your dentist near Acworth

Most people have heard the terms gum disease and periodontal disease. Essentially, these are two ways to describe infection in the gums. The condition affects gum tissue surrounding the teeth, and can eventually move into areas below the gum line to affect bone tissue. An infectious process, gum disease has the same basic preventive measures as other infections. Maintaining a clean mouth and a strong immune system are important steps in the prevention of disease. The first recommendation, however, may be more difficult than it sounds.

Taking care of our teeth and gums is something we have done since childhood. You would think that, in all of this time, we would have expert hygiene skills. Why, then, do so many people suffer the symptoms of gum disease? Protecting oral health also depends on one’s ability to recognize the early signs of gum disease, something that cannot really be done without the help of a dentist. Here, we will discuss a few ways to increase your protection against gum disease with help from your dentist near Acworth.

Effective hygiene

Our mouths naturally contain bacteria, which mix with tiny food particles and saliva, forming plaque, a sticky biofilm. Plaque adheres to the surfaces of teeth, collecting in the crevices where teeth meet the gums. As plaque provides a safe haven for bacteria, the removal of this substance is of primary importance. The effectiveness of brushing and flossing is just as important as the frequency of these practices.
  • Brush every surface of each tooth, all the way down to the gum line, using gentle, thorough motion.
  • Floss every day. The areas not reached with a toothbrush account for one-third of the surface of a tooth!
  • Use special tools if necessary, such as an oral irrigator or floss threader. These tools can help clean difficult areas such as around braces or under bridges.
  • Brushing does not have to be limited to twice a day. If you can, brush after every meal. If not, rinsing the mouth or chewing sugar-free gum aids in the elimination of bacteria.
  • Talk with your dentist about brushing tools and techniques. Some people benefit from using an electric toothbrush.
Dental care is an important part of oral health

Plaque has no color. If it did, we would have little problem ensuring we remove all plaque when we brush and floss. Because plaque is virtually invisible to the naked eye, there is no way of immediately detecting the effectiveness of oral hygiene. Though you may diligently care for your teeth and gums daily, it is possible that bacteria are still forming colonies in plaque around the teeth.

When you visit Thirty-two Dental in Kennesaw, your hygienist will remove any plaque that has been lingering on teeth, as well as any tartar that has developed. Your dental care provider can address areas that may need more attention, and demonstrate ways in which oral hygiene can be improved for sustained health.

We are here to help you love your smile. Contact Thirty-two Dental for your check-up and cleaning.

About Dr. Sean Breckley

Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.

About Dr. Lan Vo

Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
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    I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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    My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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    I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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    32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.
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