Your gum health is a fundamental part of maintaining excellent oral health. When patients don’t take proper care of their teeth, it can lead to poor gum health which may result in the development of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of your gums that may lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Chesapeake dentist Dr. John Cranham offers effective solutions for patients with early to advanced stages of gum disease. Dr. Cranham will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all your dentistry needs. If you notice symptoms of gum disease like bleeding gums, halitosis, shifting teeth, swollen or tender gums, or a receding gum line, we suggest you schedule a visit with Dr. Cranham. To learn more about your treatment options, call 757.656.4109 or schedule an appointment online.

Improve Your Gum Health

Healthy gums promote a healthy smile. Patients should follow these key tips to improve the health of their gums and get closer to achieving a healthy, functional smile.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Brushing helps remove bacteria and debris from sticking to your teeth and potentially leading to plaque buildup.
  • Flossing is an essential part of maintaining excellent gum health. Flossing helps remove bacteria and debris that may hide between the teeth. When food and debris are not removed, they can stick the teeth and cause plaque and tartar buildup. Once plaque and tartar buildup reaches the gum line, it can lead to an infection.
  • Visit the dentist for preventive care exams. Visit our Chesapeake dental office twice a year for professional dental cleaning, screening for complex dental problems, and a comprehensive exam. During your preventive care visit, Dr. Cranham can check the teeth and gums for any early signs of gum disease. Dr. Cranham can develop a treatment plan to eliminate gum disease and restore health back to your smile.

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