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Luckily, most dental ailments come with warning signs. In the case of gum disease, the signs are red, swollen and tender gums. But what about when there are no warning signs? Are there still ways you can be on guard? Find out some additional information by reading on below, and feel free to ask us any further questions during your next checkup.

The greatest thing you can do to thwart periodontal disease is to retain healthy oral hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste two times a day and flossing your teeth once a day. Additionally, both for prevention and for treatment, you should be coming into our office at least once each half of a year. The team at Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC are skilled, highly trained professionals, and they will check your oral cavity to see what type of gum disease treatment is suitable for your case. By brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily and visiting our office at least two times a year, you can do your part to keep all of your pearly whites anchored, helping your smile remain beautiful.

Dr. Tom G. Schleicher and the Thomas G. Schleicher, DDS PLC staff are here to aid you! Phone their Colonial Heights, Virginia, practice at 804-526-0231 to schedule your next visit.