The Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease or “gum disease” can be upsetting. Here at Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Bleeding gums
Swollen, tender gums
Receding gums
Bad breath that won’t go away
Loose adult teeth
Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Dr. Tim Mahoney has answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
Brush with fluoride toothpaste
Floss at least once a day
Visit your dentist near you for regular check-ups and cleanings
Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
Avoid between-meal snacking
Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

Root planing

Dr. Mahoney knows gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is important for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it are clearly best.

Dr. Mahoney is equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of Wetaskiwin patients’ dental needs including cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants.


Contact Timothy G. Mahoney, DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5116 51 Ave
Wetaskiwin, AB
T9A 0V2