Looking for a dentist in Bloomington, MN? Welcome to Lifesmiles Family Dentistry!

In our mouths, we have numerous forms of bacteria. Some are helpful, while others can be harmful. While some bacteria help sanitize the mouth and break down food particles, an excess can lead to gum disease, which can significantly impact your oral health.

When bacteria accumulate in the mouth, they form a sticky, colorless substance called “plaque” that adheres to your teeth. If not removed through brushing or flossing, plaque can harden into tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar become more challenging to remove, highlighting the importance of professional cleanings with the dentist for maintaining oral health and preventing decay and gum disease.

The longer plaque and tartar remain on the teeth, the more damage they can cause. Eventually, they can lead to a mild form of gum disease called Gingivitis, characterized by inflammation of the gum tissue. Routine cleanings and proper oral care can prevent Gingivitis. However, if it develops, only your dentist can help manage the disease and prevent it from progressing.

Untreated Gingivitis can advance to periodontal disease, where the inflammation affects the soft tissue (gums) and the tooth. If left unattended, it can even lead to tooth loss. Additionally, periodontal disease can impact overall bodily health, with studies linking it to conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Regular visits to the dentist for routine cleanings and examinations are crucial to preventing gum disease.

Your dentist has solutions to prevent and manage gum disease. A common approach is a deep dental cleaning, which can be performed by your dentist or a certified hygienist. Contact our team at Lifesmiles Family Dentistry to schedule your next visit today and take proactive steps to maintain your oral health!

Lifesmiles Family Dentistry of Bloomington
Email: appointments@LifesmilesFamilyDentistry.com
Phone: 952-884-8337
Url: https://lifesmilesfamilydentistry.com/
8100 Penn Ave S Ste 172
Bloomington, MN 55431