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If you have questions about gum disease, our periodontists, Dr. Danielle Kelner and Dr. Richard Kelner, will be more than happy to help you. The more you know about gum disease, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of keeping it at bay, which is exactly what you want. To give you the answers you’re looking for, we would be happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about gum disease in Clark, New Jersey, like:

Q: What causes gum disease?

A: The culprit of gum disease is plaque. Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth and irritates the gums. If you fail to remove it, it hardens and turns into tartar, which is a very toxic substance. Then, the tartar infects the gums and can even deteriorate the jawbone.

Q: How do I prevent gum disease?

A: To avoid the disease, you need to keep up on oral hygiene (by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing daily) and visiting your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam.

Q: What are some treatments that can help with gum disease?

A: Routine dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, bone grafting and gum grafting can all help treat gum disease. Each treatment is helpful at certain stages of the disease.

Call Kelner Periodontics LLC today at 732-587-6740 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is more than happy to tell you all about gum disease. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!