When you smile, others smile with you. Think about it. A smile is contagious. It’s the beginning. It’s the end. And it’s all the in-between. It’s your right to smile with absolute confidence. A smile is an integral transaction both personally and professionally. It bridges gaps. It makes friends. It creates alliances. Now more than ever before, studies show that a healthy smile means a healthy body.
At Buzz Nabers Dental Practice in Knoxville, TN, our comprehensive approach attacks gum disease and tooth decay and effortlessly combines this with cosmetic perfection. You can reduce your risk for periodontal, or gum, disease by practicing good oral health care at home. It’s important to brush gently, at least twice a day, with special attention to the gum line. Brushing and flossing every day will help get rid of plaque, the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. You should also floss at least once a day and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
We can help catch problems before they become a major issue. Gum disease is caused by plaque—a naturally occurring, sticky film made of bacteria, mucus, and other particles—that forms on the teeth. When the plaque is not removed, it hardens into tartar that harbors bacteria. The bacteria can cause inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis. Tartar can be removed only by a dental hygienist or dentist.