If you are relying on friends for your information about your oral health, you’re at quite a high risk of misinformation when it comes to learning about periodontal disease. This oral disease is often quite confusing because though it is aggressive and damaging, it may take you quite a while to notice something is wrong. You may also feel perplexed about why it’s occurring, particularly if you are committed to your smile care. Consider some myths (and facts) that will help uncover the truth behind what you can expect from periodontal problems.
Myths Versus Facts: Periodontal Health
Myth: If you don’t see signs of gingivitis, your gums are healthy. The only reason to worry is if a well-known symptom occurs.
Fact: Gingivitis may occur without your knowledge. Unfortunately, the common symptoms you expect to see often fail to show up until the problem has had significant time to advance and begin causing damage.
Myth: If periodontal disease does not run in your family and your parents have never had it, you don’t need to monitor your smile for this oral health problem.
Fact: This problem may occur due to a variety of reasons. While heredity can influence your chance of developing gingivitis, anyone can experience inflammation and infection as a result of poor dental hygiene.
Myth: The only reasons periodontal disease occurs is due to poor dental hygiene. If you’re caring for your smile regularly, it’s impossible for inflammation or infection to occur.
Fact: Actually, many additional factors may contribute to its development. Changes in your hormones, heredity (as we mentioned), the types of medication you take on a daily basis, and even how many birthdays you have seen or whether you’re male or female can play a role.
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Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.