Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of keeping your smile bright and maintaining great oral health. Memphis dentist Dr. Elizabeth Lee believes in educating patients on the importance of healthy gums to help them improve their smile. When you don’t follow a proper oral hygiene routine, it can lead to complex dental problems like gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of supportive tissue near your teeth. Gum disease can cause your teeth to shift and ultimately lead to missing teeth. In dentistry, prevention is key. Dr. Lee strives to help patients maintain a healthy smile and prevent complex dental issues from developing. At Dr. Lee’s Beautiful Smiles in Memphis, TN, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient focused dental care. We will work with you to help keep your gums and teeth, healthy and functional. If you are looking for an experienced dentist to help treat your gums, visit Dr. Lee. You can schedule an appointment online
or call (901) 432-2761
Preventive Care in Memphis, TN
Dr. Lee recommends patients visit our Memphis dental office twice a year for a routine preventive care exam. During a preventive care exam, Dr. Lee is able to check your mouth, teeth, gums, and bite for any complex dental issues like gum disease of a bite disorder. Regularly visiting Dr. Lee also allows her to catch dental issues early and offer a treatment plan to help restore the health of your smile.During a preventive care visit, we also perform a professional dental cleaning, which removes tartar and plaque that normal brushing can not remove.
Know The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
Knowing when something isn’t wrong with your oral is a great way to be proactive in your own treatment. Catching complex dental issues early allows Dr. Lee to properly and effectively treat your dental concern. Some of the symptoms of gum disease may include:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gum line
- Shifting or loose teeth
Dr. Lee offers comprehensive treatments to patients with gum disease. Make sure you schedule a visit if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Brush and Floss Regularly
Developing a great at home oral hygiene routine helps keep your teeth healthy. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day helps keep your teeth clean and minimizes the chance of you developing gum disease. If you aren’t sure if you are maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine, feel free to talk to Dr. Lee. Our Memphis dental office is dedicated to your oral health and work with you to maintain a healthy smile.