We are top Gingivitis specialists in NYC effectively treating Gum Disease. We can help you to treat Gingivitis, remove the infection before it progresses into a more serious condition and eventually causes tooth loss.
In our highly specialized Manhattan periodontal center we use latest dental equipment available on the market today and provide highly personalized and comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment. D&D Periodontal & Implant Surgery Center located in Midtown Manhattan, under management of internationally recognized Board Certified NYC Periodontist Dr. Daniel Royzman and Dr. Daria Royzman, offer best periodontal and dental implants procedures to patients from New York City area.
Maintaining healthy gums isn’t difficult and should only take a few minutes each day. It is essential to brush your teeth at least twice daily and to floss once-a-day. There is no substitute for this routine. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should make sure you have regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. You also need to watch your diet as healthy gums need nutrients to repair and heal and to fight infection.
Understanding Why Gums Become Unhealthy
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky biofilm that largely consists of bacteria. Plaque gradually develops over the surface of the teeth and you sometimes feel this sticky layer at the end of a long day. If plaque isn’t removed it will soon harden into calculus or tartar and this can occur in as little as a couple of days. Once tartar has formed it is impossible to remove at home and is the hard substance that is scaled or scraped away during professional dental cleanings. The easiest way to maintain healthy gums is simply by visiting our dentist at least twice yearly and having a professional dental cleaning at each appointment. When combined with proper dental care at home, this should be adequate for most people to maintain healthy gums.
Maintaining Your Healthy Gums at Home
Home dental care is simple as a regular brushing to remove plaque, reducing your risk of gum disease. Make sure you use a soft bristle toothbrush that won’t harm your gum tissue. Use a fluoride toothpaste and hold the toothbrush at a 45° angle so you can get right down to the gum line. Clean your teeth using side to side motions, making sure you brush each tooth individually. Don’t press too hard as this will erode your tooth enamel and can wear away your gums. Brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth, the outside surface near the cheek and the inside surfaces of your teeth which are those closest to the tongue.
Remove Maximum Amount of Plaque and Food Debris
When flossing, make sure you take the dental floss right down to and just below the gum line, as this area is where plaque tends to buildup. Curve the dental floss around the surface of the tooth and gently work the dental floss back up the tooth, removing the maximum amount of plaque and food debris. Floss each tooth in turn, making sure you use a fresh section of dental floss. If you wish, use an antimicrobial mouth wash after brushing and flossing.
For more information about Gingivitis or Gum Disease Treatment in NYC talk to top periodontists, best specialists Dr. Daniel Royzman and Dr. Daria Royzman or contact our Manhattan, NYC center: 212-759-7763