Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Advanced Prevention of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues of the teeth. It is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and affects one out of two Americans over the age of 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  That’s 64.7 million people suffering from some form of gum disease—a condition that is highly preventable in most cases. Dedication to routine dental care habits such as twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and twice-yearly visits to an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines can prevent gum disease. Learn the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how to ensure you keep all your teeth throughout your life.

It is not always easy to spot gum disease, so regular visits to a dentist in Pembroke Pines are very important. Knowing the causes and symptoms of gum disease can help you avoid it.

Causes of Gum Disease

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Neglecting dental care habits
  • Some prescription medications
  • Crooked teeth that make cleaning difficult

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Red, tender, and swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Gums that bleed easily, including when brushing and flossing
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Persistent foul taste in the mouth

The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis symptoms include red, swollen gums. Gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar have built up along the gum line, causing inflammation and potential infection. At this beginning stage, gum disease is highly treatable, but you must visit your dentist in Pembroke Pines regularly and practice diligent dental care to protect the health of your teeth and gums.

If the tissue in the mouth can no longer fight bacteria and infection, gum disease—periodontitis—sets in. At this point, damage has already occurred, eroding the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth, and the disease can progress quickly and little can be done reverse any damage. Chronic periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and change the structural appearance of the face and mouth with continued decline.

Since gum disease can occur without any warning signs, routine visits to an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines can ensure that you are aware if you have the condition. Practice a healthy dental care regimen by eating a diet low in sugars and starches; brushing at least twice every day; flossing once a day; and seeing a dentist at least every six months. Proper dental care can mean the difference between an award-winning smile and a toothless grin.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines, call Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines. 

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Excellent service with no waiting.
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People are really nice and kind. Hygienist was thorough and caused no pain. Very impressed!
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Care for cleaning n maintenance follow up. Advice on gum condition and continued care
Elizabeth K.
Jennifer is an excellent dental hygienist, and all the staff are friendly and kind.
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Every one was very personal and friendly
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My hygienist was awesome. She made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She took the time to go over a few of my concerns and explain to me what I could do to improve.
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The team at this office is amazing! They are great at creating a comfortable environment and are extremely professional. Every appointment I have had with them has been excellent!
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Nicole A.
Professionalism displayed by dentist and staff. Cleanliness of facility, and level of expertise demonstrated by dentist. Most impressed with thw fact that she continued to follow-up while I was […]
Karen H.
I’ve been going to Dr Mautner for over 20 years. When he left and had Dr Lavenka as the lead dentist I had no idea of her skill. I broke a tooth on Wednesday, and called and got an appt. for […]
Lee P.
Appointments are always on time, staff is always very friendly. No one wants to really go to the dentist, but coming to this office is the best case scenario.
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My experience was painless with having three teeth pulled in one visit. The denist and her assistant was very patient and attentive with me seeing that I was comfortable and in less pain as possible. […]
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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