Fighting Gum Disease | Manhattan Beach Dentist


Approximately 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. Most Americans don’t realize they are suffering from any type of gum disease until it has progressed into more of the worsening stages. In early stages, you will begin to notice your gums swelling and bleeding more easily than before. If bad enough, gum disease may eventually make you lose your teeth altogether.

Gum disease is a progressive disease in the mouth that affects the tissue surrounding your teeth. After a while, gum disease begins to deteriorate the support around your teeth, ultimately causing you to lose your teeth altogether. It all begins with plaque build-up in the teeth. Plaque is constantly accumulating in the teeth, however there are some instances in which it builds to an excessive level. At this stage, plaque hardens and bacteria begins forming. This causes the earliest stages of gum disease.

In order to fight gum disease, you must exhibit excellent dental hygiene habits such as sufficient brushing and flossing, as well as healthy eating, and non-surgical therapies that control the growth of harmful bacteria.

If your gum disease has progressed to a worse case, surgical procedures may be required to restore supportive tissues in the mouth.

For more information about periodontal disease and treatment options call Dr. Yamada in Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-567-2595 or visit

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