Gargle Gargle, Swish Swish! Not Enough To Avoid Periodontal Disease

Cary NC DentistWhat’s your morning routine like? Does it involve getting up at the crack of dawn, making the coffee, applying the makeup, getting the kids’ lunches packed and pulling out of the garage before the sun rises? This sounds like the typical American routine, is it familiar to you? Sometimes busyness can inhibit our ability to execute some of the most important necessities of the day.

It’s vitally important to the health of your teeth that you brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss one time per day. If you routinely substitute one (or all) of your brushing sessions for a gargle and swish of mouthwash, you are raising the possibility of Periodontal Disease to form in your mouth.

Periodontal Disease happens when gum disease has progressed beyond the stages of simple gingivitis. It can involve your teeth, gums and bone in your mouth. In extreme cases your teeth may become loose and fall out. When you fail to perform proper flossing and brushing, and try to substitute it for a simpler and quicker method such as swishing with mouthwash while on the go, you are avoiding the needs of your teeth. Brushing should be done for two minutes.

If you suffer from Periodontal Disease, Axiom Dentistry offers Periodontal Therapy. We will clean the affected areas, scaling and root planing and sometimes medication as well. Our goal at Axiom Dentistry is to get you back on the road to a happy and healthy smile and mouth. Call and book your appointment at one of our offices in North Carolina today.

Posted on Behalf of Axiom Dentistry

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