Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Maintaining healthy gums can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is defined as a bacterial infection of the gums. If periodontal disease is left untreated, patients may experience bone loss, missing teeth, and other complex dental concerns.
Dr. Joseph Cavallo, a Woodbridge dentist, offers a full range of preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, and periodontal therapy services to address various stage of periodontal disease. If you have developed periodontal disease, Dr. Cavallo can work with you to restore health and function to your smile.
Improve Your Gum Health
- Visit the dentist for routine dental exams and screenings. Dr. Cavallo recommends that patients visit our Woodbridge, VA dental office at least twice a year for their preventive care exam. During your preventive care exam, Dr. Cavallo will fully asses your oral health and examine your teeth and gums for any signs of complex dental issues. In some cases, patients do not realize they have developed gum disease until they visit the dentist. Dr. Cavallo can work with you to create a treatment plan based on your personal needs.
- Don’t forget to floss. Flossing is a quick, effective way to remove plaque and bacteria from between the teeth. Flossing should be performed daily for patients to reap the benefits. If you are not sure how to floss or what type of floss to use, please inform Dr. Cavallo during your next visit. Dr. Cavallo or one of our highly trained hygienist can work with you to help you make informed decisions regarding your oral health.
- Consider quitting smoking and tobacco use. Patients who smoke are at an increased risk of developing gum disease. Patients who smoke are also more prone to developing tooth decay and infections due to poor oral hygiene. Quitting smoking can improve your health and reduce your risk of developing certain types of complex dental issues.
Visit Our Woodbridge, VA dental office
Dr. Cavallo is committed to providing advanced, high-quality dental care to each of our patients. Maintaining healthy gums is an integral part of achieving oral health success. If you would like to find ways to improve your oral health, visit our Woodbridge dental office. To schedule a routine dental exam, call us at 703.493.1203 or request an appointment online.