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Causes of Gum Disease

Addressing excessive plaque at a Hendersonville area dental practice

Gum disease is a serious and chronic condition that can affect patients of all ages. Caused by the development of dental plaque, tartar, and bacteria, gum disease (also referred to as periodontal disease) is a problem that must receive proper treatment in order for patients to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

Dr. Christopher Port, of Asheville Smile Center, provides oral health care for patients in and around the Hendersonville area. He works hard to help his patients understand the benefits of a healthy smile. Patients who take good care of their teeth with regular brushing and flossing can avoid the development and progression of conditions such as gum disease.

Brushing and flossing can help in reducing and removing dental plaque. Brushing should be done after every meal, and flossing should be done at least once a day, preferably at night to remove any food particles that may be stuck between the teeth. Additionally, patients should visit Dr. Christopher Port for regular cleanings. Dental cleanings by an experienced professional are much more thorough than brushing and flossing at home. A dentist can remove a large amount of plaque and tartar from the teeth, allowing patients to achieve better oral health than they could on their own.

If plaque is difficult to remove, it must be done by a professional dental team. Dr. Christopher Port has the tools and techniques available to thoroughly remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and gum tissue for a dramatic improvement. Patients can request a dental cleaning at any time, and will typically receive at least two a year during their recall visits.

Patients who visit the Asheville Smile Center can rest easy knowing that their smile is well cared for by a quality dental team, which includes Dr. Christopher Port. People in and around the Hendersonville area are welcome to contact the Asheville Smile Center to schedule their appointment today! We gladly invite new patients to our modern dental facility and are ready to help you and your family achieve your dental health goals with general and cosmetic dentistry services.

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