The Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

gum disease Monkton

Hearing that you have gingivitis (gum disease) can be upsetting. Here at Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS in Monkton, Maryland, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease
Bleeding gums
Swollen, tender gums
Receding gums
Bad breath that won’t go away
Loose adult teeth
Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Dr. Craig Longenecker has.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

Brush at least two times a day—morning and night
Brush with fluoride toothpaste
Floss at least once a day
Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
Abstain from between-meal snacking
Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

Root planing

Dr. Longenecker knows gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and daily oral hygiene are critical for preventing the pain and health issues accompanied by periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it is clearly best.

Dr. Longenecker is equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of Parkton patients’ dental needs including whole health dentistry, family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

16928 York Rd
Monkton, Maryland


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