Published: 09/17/2020

Did you know that your oral health can represent the state of your overall health? Everything from daily diet to lifestyle choices can significantly impact your oral and overall health. Dr. Steven N. Rice, a periodontist in Rockville, MD, denotes the importance of proper oral care and ways to boost it.

Fight the onset of gum disease. Making healthy food and drink choices is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Reduce sugar and alcohol consumption and increase water intake. Eat healthy foods and keep a balanced diet.

Be consistent with oral hygiene. Choose a quality toothbrush (with soft bristles) and floss and brush twice daily. Using an antibacterial mouthwash can decrease the number of oral bacteria, and reduce the chances of getting cavities, leading to improved oral health.

Make healthy choices if diagnosed with gum disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, be sure to monitor its progression. If gum disease progresses, it can lead to more advanced conditions like tooth loss or systemic health effects such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

See your periodontist at the first sign of infection. A periodontist is a dental specialist that is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease include excessive gum bleeding, constant bad bread, and tooth loss.

Dr. Rice is a top periodontist in Rockville, MD, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Rice offers innovative, state-of-the-art treatment options to combat gum disease including LANAP® laser gum disease treatment. This revolutionary, minimally invasive new treatment option eradicates periodontal disease without the use of scalpels and sutures, leading to faster recovery times and improved oral health. Dr. Rice also offers dental implant services that are placed using innovative, technologically advanced techniques that offer long-lasting results!

Ready to Get Started? Call (301) 881-5040 now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rice or reserve your appointment online today.

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