What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Gum Disease Treatment Santa Barbara

Hello Santa Barbara residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.

When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles in the pockets in front and in back of the tooth, but you need floss to clean between the teeth. Make sure you get the floss into the pocket between the teeth and scrape food particles up and out of the pocket.

Back to toothbrushing: if the toothbrush is not held at the correct angle, the bristles can’t get in the pockets to clean out the bacteria before it turns into enamel-damaging plaque. If plaque multiplies in the pockets around the teeth, the gum will start pulling away. Eventually, the pockets will become too deep for your toothbrush bristles to reach. Unfortunately, the tooth structure below the gumline is more susceptible to decay than the enamel above the gumline.

There is more than one way to damage your teeth – even if the visible parts of your teeth are cavity-free, gum disease can cause problems with the parts you can’t see.

I am Dr. Jon King of King Dental Group. My staff and I promote preventative dentistry by working with our patients of all ages to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you haven’t had a check-up in a while, or are experiencing gum soreness or recession, call King Dental Group today at 805-687-1548 to schedule a thorough tooth and gum examination in Santa Barbara.
During your exam, King Jon will measure the depth of the pockets around each tooth. If you already have gum disease, we will help you restore gum health.

At King Dental Group in Santa Barbara, we provide full general and cosmetic dental services including Invisalign clear braces and Trudenta TMJ treatment. If you have healthy teeth and gums but want to brighten your smile, ask us about teeth bleaching in Santa Barbara.

King Dental Group
1919 State St Ste 205
Santa Barbara, California 93105
http://www.kingdentalgroup.com/
family dentistry
bioaesthetic dentistry

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1919 State St Ste 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Dr. Jim, Dr. Jon, and Peggy: I can’t tell you how happy Mother Mary is with her new smile. It was the best 88th birthday present she could have received. Not only does she now smile fully (hasn’t done that for as long as I can remember), but she looks ten years younger and says she feels at least ten years younger. She is one happy camper, and you guys are the absolute best. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    —Susan B.
  • I am having Dr. Jon King take out old fillings and replace them with new white ones. He is fast, friendly and really funny. I am an adult, but am seriously glad that he's a dad. His attitude towards his patients is kind and caring. I actually was laughing so hard today that I had to sit up in the middle of two replacement fillings. Even with the laughing and silliness I was out of there in an hour.
    —Cheryl G.
  • I have been going to King Dental for about 3 years now and I am so happy! They are so passionate and kind, and I always look forward to my appointments. Can't say enough good things about them!
    —Kara R.

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