Preventing Tooth Loss by Ensuring Gum Health

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TM Prosthodontics, the dental practice of Dr. Tal Morr, one of the top Miami dentists, announces new advice on the most important lifestyle changes for preventing periodontal disease.

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Most people believe that they are taking great care of their teeth and gums if they brush and floss regularly, as well as making regular appointments to visit their dentist and hygienist. However, there are many factors that can cause periodontal (gum) disease. Smokers, in particular, are at great risk from gum disease because smoking inhibits the natural recession of gum tissue. This can make the early onset of gum disease difficult to detect. People with diabetes are also at risk, but their lifestyles may be harder to alter and additional medical advice may need to be sought from their general practitioner. Stress is another factor that can often affect gum health, in particular because it can cause people to grind their teeth at night, putting undue stress on the gums. Once gum health has been compromised, the teeth are at great risk. The gum tissue is what holds the tooth in place. If the gum is attacked by bacteria and starts to come away from the bone, tooth loss can occur. Indeed, most adults are actually more prone to tooth loss caused by gum disease than from cavities. People searching for best dentist in Miami will often find that TM Prosthodontics comes up at the top of local listings. This is mostly due to the popularity of the practice, and the high level of client satisfaction.

TM Prosthodontics, the dental practice of Dr. Tal Morr, one of the top Miami dentists, announces new advice on the most important lifestyle changes for preventing periodontal disease. Dr. Morr advises each patient individually, but there are basic lifestyle changes that will improve the health of everyone’s gums. These include quitting smoking, improving nutrition, and working to reduce grinding and clenching. Dr. Morr suggests that patients quit smoking as a matter of urgency. Many smokers may find that they experience the effects of gum disease quite soon after quitting. This is because regular smoking can hide the bad health of gums for quite a long time. Patients at Dr. Morr’s dental office in Miami will also be given advice on how to manage stress levels and guard against nighttime grinding. Clenching can also be counteracted by learning relaxation exercises for the jaw, such as loosely placing the tongue between the teeth. Nutrition also plays a role in gum health. Patients with poor diets will often develop periodontal disease sooner than those who follow a healthy eating plan. Dr. Morr is also an expert in porcelain veneers in Miami and can give advice to patients who feel they would like to improve the look of their teeth by having veneers fitted.    

About TM Prosthodontics: TM Prosthodontics is the dental practice of Dr. Tal Morr, and a highly popular dental surgery in Miami. The practice is conveniently located on Dixie Highway in Miami and offers full consultations and the availability of payment plans. For more information and to book a consultation, call 305-935-6066 or visit tmprosthodontics.com.

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