Healthy Teeth and Gums make Great First Impressions

Healthy Teeth and GumsIt is widely researched that people have 7 seconds to make a great first impression, and a bright beautiful smile definitely contributes to a positive first impression. One in three people site that a welcoming smile, with healthy teeth and gums, is the first thing they notice when they meet someone. Taking care of your teeth and gums allows you to put your best foot forward.

To ward against Periodontal disease, learn to recognize the symptoms, and stay on top of the progress. Although it is possible for Periodontal disease to go undetected until diagnosed, more often than not, symptoms will present themselves. When brushing teeth, if there is blood accompanied by redness and swollen gums, this is a potential sign. Other symptoms can include consistent bad breath and noticeably receding gums. If these symptoms persist, an exam by the Mississauga Periodontal Associates is the best course of action.

A way to ensure you maintain a glowing first impression is to know the risk factors for Periodontal disease so you catch it early and visit the Mississauga Periodontal Associates for immediate care. The most commonly identified behaviour and causes are grinding teeth, unhealthy diet and weight gain, genetic predisposition, ongoing stress, various medications and age.

FACT: The risk of Periodontal disease and problems with your gums increases in patients over the age of 45.

In addition to the regular visits to the Periodontal Associates, there are preventative measures you can take, to avoid the onset of Periodontal disease. First, stop all types of smoking. Second, brush and floss two times a day and swish your mouth with water or mouthwash to remove food particle sticking to the gums. Finally, eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables and maintain an active lifestyle.

FACT: Left unattended Periodontal disease can lead to tooth decay.

First impressions are important to you, which means they are important to us. To make sure your smile is looking gorgeous, visit the Periodontal Associates in Mississauga for a full assessment.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful is our top priority. Contact the Mississauga Periodontal Associates office today at 647-931-5349 or 1-800-341-7471 to discuss any further questions or to make an appointment.

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