Why is Oral Health Important?

Our Lilburn, Georgia dentist office wants to remind patients to keep on maintaining their oral health even when not in our office. You can schedule a future appointment in our dental office by calling (770) 450-4407 or requesting an appointment online.

There are many common dental concerns that arise from poor oral health. Learn more below:

Oral health Lilburn, GA dentist

Gum Disease

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is one of the top dental problems caused by poor oral hygiene. When patients do not floss or brush their teeth enough, gums can become sensitive and bleed. Eventually, plaque can build up between teeth. Over time, gum disease loosens teeth and causes gum recession. In severe cases, patients with gum disease lose teeth. Our dentists provide deep cleaning that goes beneath the gum line to remove gum infection. In addition, this periodontal therapy can help smooth down tooth roots to prevent tooth loss.

Crooked and Misaligned Teeth

It is more difficult to clean between crooked and misaligned teeth than straight teeth. Even if patients floss regularly, they often aren’t able to provide their teeth and gums with a deep clean. Plaque and bacteria can buildup between crooked teeth, which is why patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop gum disease and other oral health problems. Gum disease and tooth decay are common dental issues that occur with crooked teeth.

Missing Teeth

A tooth or multiple teeth can get knocked out accidentally, however, at times missing teeth are a result of an emergency extraction. When cavities and tooth decay are not treated soon enough, teeth begin to wear down and eventually fall out. In addition, when a missing tooth or teeth are not replaced, remaining teeth may shift and cause overcrowding in the mouth. Overcrowded teeth are more susceptible to decay. Our office offers restorative dental treatments like dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures to replace missing teeth for a healthier and more balanced bite.


Harry W. McCool, DDS, PC
Lilburn, GA Dentist

645 Beaver Ruin Rd NW, Suite A
Lilburn, GA 30047

New Patients (770) 450-4407

Current Patients (770) 381-9320


Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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