January celebrates much more than just a new year – January 26 happens to be National Spouses Day, a day to further celebrate the special bond of matrimony. You have chosen to spend your lives together, but that does not necessarily you need to share everything. In fact, Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey Root, Dr. John Krishingner, and the rest of the professionals at Water Oak Dental Group, want to remind you that if one of you suffers from gum disease, you might spread the issues through a simple act such as kissing.
Gum Disease Can Spread From Mouth to Mouth
Gum disease is a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. This happens when you eat and drink, and one of the ways that you control these bacteria is through proper brushing, flossing, and visiting your dental professional. However, if you are not diligent with your dental hygiene, you can actually share these harmful bacteria and potentially spread the disease to someone you kiss, such as a spouse.
Laser Treatment Can Help
The good news is that there are a few treatment options for gum disease, including laser dentistry. Laser treatment is beneficial because it is minimally invasive and nearly painless. The special laser tool that Dr. Krishingner uses targets diseased gum tissue and removes it without harming the healthy tissue.
Traditionally, getting rid of diseased gum tissue involved cutting through healthy tissue and a longer recovery period from the surgery. Laser treatment keeps more of your gums intact and takes less time to heal – which means you can get back to celebrating National Spouses Day that much faster.
Schedule a Visit Today
Now is the perfect time to start treating your gum disease so you do not have to worry about spreading harmful bacteria to your spouse or anyone else you kiss. To schedule a consultation at Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC contact our office today.