Dental Arts Group

Dental Arts Group

1136 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919

(401) 521-3661

http://dentalartsgroupri.com

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Health - Medical - Eldercare

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Dental Arts Group HEALTHY GUMS THROUGH TO ADULTHOOD Children and teens should bear in mind that, along with tooth decay, gum disease poses the biggest threat to dental health. Statistics reveal that about half of adults aged 30 years and older have mild, moderate, or severe gum in ammation. By age 70, the percentage of adultswithgumdiseaserisesabout70percent.Toavoid becoming a statistic, children and teens are advised to make a regular habit of brushing and ossing twice daily and getting regular dental checkups. Beyond these recommendations, young adults should avoid smoking, which compromises healing and increases the risk of developing gum disease. Some studies also indicate that mouthwash containing chlorhexidine (an antibacterial ingredient) helps control plaque and gingivitis. Taught early enough, healthy habits will turn into healthy lifestyles. Begin with proper brushing and ossing techniques, and continue with regular professional care and cleanings for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. For more information on how to get your childs dental experience off to a good start, please callusatDENTALARTSGROUP,401-521-3661.We have both children and adults as patients here at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, because everyone, regardless of age, deserves a winning smile. Of ce hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. P.S. As gum disease progresses from its mildest form (gingivitis) to its more severe form (periodontitis), infected tissues surrounding teeth no longer offer support, leading to tooth loss.