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1394 South Route 12 Fox Lake, IL 60020

How to Improve Your Gum Health

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. When the gums are diseased or damaged, it can affect the overall health and function of your teeth. The team at Infinity Dental understands the importance of improving and maintaining the health of your gums. At every appointment, we review the best oral health practices to equip our patients with the knowledge they need to achieve optimal dental health. Dr. Thomas Prendergast and his Fox Lake, IL team want patients to know the best ways to improve the health of their gums. If you require gum disease treatment or dental cleaning, call us at (847) 447-6637 or request an appointment online.

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Floss Between Teeth

Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth, and flossing daily is an essential part of maintaining excellent gum health. Flossing helps remove plaque and debris between the teeth, which will otherwise turn into tartar or may even lead to gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Visit Us for Gum Disease Screenings

During each biannual dental visit, Dr. Prendergast will screen for gum disease. Like most oral diseases, when periodontitis is caught early, it can improve your chance of receiving successful treatment. Catching gum disease early may reduce your risk of requiring more advanced treatment. During a gum disease screening, Dr. Prendergast will assess your risk for gum disease as well as check for any warning signs. In some cases, early stages of gum disease are reversible with expert care and personalized treatment.

Receive Professional Dental Cleanings

Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is an important part of maintaining a healthy smile. However, it is also important to receive professional dental cleanings to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. During a professional dental cleaning, one of our highly trained dental hygienists will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums.