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If you have questions about gum disease, our dentist, Dr. Daniel and Daria Royzman, is here to give you the answers you’re looking for. The more you know about gum disease, the better, especially because it can help you keep the disease at bay and can help you maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. So, to help you, our dentist is happy to provide the answers to commonly asked questions, which are:

Q: What causes gum disease?

A: The culprit of gum disease is plaque. Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth and irritates the gums. If you fail to remove it, it hardens and turns into tartar, which is a very toxic substance. Then, the tartar infects the gums and can even deteriorate the jawbone.

Q: How do I prevent gum disease?

A: You can prevent it by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing with mouthwash daily and attending your routine dental cleaning appointments every six months.

Q: What are some treatments that can help with gum disease?

A: Some treatments available include a professional dental cleaning, scaling and root planing, gum grafts, bone grafts and laser therapy. The treatment provided will depend on the severity of the disease.

Do you have questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, our dental team is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is contact D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C. at 212-759-7763. We will be happy to tell you all about gum disease in New York, New York!