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In many cases, oral cavities and periodontal disease go together. But despite what you may believe, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Occasionally patients have gum disease without any cavities, so don’t think you’re home free just because you don’t have cavities. Keep reading to discover why cavities and gum disease don’t always go together.

Typically, when a patient has periodontal disease, bacteria have been eating away at their pearly whites for a long time. As the teeth are left bare to acids, the enamel layer of the teeth is scraped away and cavities start to develop. However, if a patient is only in the primary stages of periodontal disease, the bacterial acids may not have broken through the enamel. In these patients, the gums are swollen but there are no cavities subsequent from gum disease. To avert gum disease and cavities, make sure that you’re brushing and flossing your teeth at least daily to get rid of any debris left as debris following meals. And remember to visit your friends at D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C. often for professional cleanings!

If you’d like to pencil in a checkup, dial 212-759-7763 to talk to the D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C. staff about visiting with Dr. Daniel and Daria Royzman in New York, New York.