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“I love chomping away at sugary foods, but I don’t like flossing my teeth: how can I thwart periodontal disease?” Short answer: you can’t. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is regularly a disease of our own makings. By eating and drinking sugary substances, we put ourselves at risk of making periodontal disease. To avoid it, you need to be brushing twice and flossing once per day. Here’s a few more information you should be aware of about periodontal disease.

To prep for an oral appointment concerning gum disease, make note of any of the periodontal disease symptoms you’ve been seeing, like bloody gums, and have this info along with your medical history available. Be sure to note any meds you’re taking, as these can also contribute to the growth of periodontal disease. If you have any queries about oral hygiene habits or periodontal disease, be sure to write them down so that Dr. Daniel and Daria Royzman can answer them.

You may be vulnerable to gum disease if you have a history of smoking or using tobacco; limit your usage or stop altogether to give your mouth the best possibility for a healthy recuperation from periodontal disease. Other risk factors include stress (which makes it tough to battle off bacterial infections) and poor diets, such as those excessively high in sugar and starchy foods, which cause plaque-stockpiling.

At D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C., we’re authorities at working with periodontal disease in New York, New York. You can trust that when you’re working with Dr. Daniel and Daria Royzman and the team at D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C., you’re working with the best. If you haven’t scheduled your next appointment yet, let us know at 212-759-7763 and we’ll get you penciled in.