ORAL HYGEINE & DENTAL CLEANINGS
Regular professional hygiene maintenance is an essential component of your overall health. Dental treatment is only successful in a clean healthy mouth. Periodic dental prophylaxis (cleaning), home care instruction/education and personalized preventive counseling are vital components of complete dental health.
The link between oral health and your overall health is well documented in the medical community coupled with the over 700 bacterial species present in the oral cavity a priority must be made to prevent the over population of these pathogens in dental plaque or calculus.
Plaque is a colorless film of colonized bacteria, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. The buildup of plaque on your teeth can initiate decay and irritation of the soft tissue, making them red, tender and bleed easily. Periodontal disease progresses to gingival (gum) recession and pockets around the teeth. These pockets fill up with bacteria and ultimately, destroy the supporting gum tissue and bone. Once the bone is destroyed, the tooth will become loose and ultimately be lost the constant bacterial assult.
With estimations of over ¾ of the US population suffering from some degree of periodontal disease good oral hygiene, along with regular visits to the dental hygienist are the first line of defense against periodontal disease.
The best way to avoid periodontal (gum) disease is through proper brushing and flossing, regular professional examinations and cleanings. Alas, even with the most meticulous home dental care, individuals still can develop the various forms of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is required to prevent its progression through various treatment regiments.
The following factors can affect the severity of one’s periodontal disease:
3. Para-functional habits
7. Drugs taken
DEEP CLEANING/ SCALING & ROOT PLANNING
While post-meal brushing and flossing will reduce dental calculus, a professional deep cleaning will remove calculus in places your
toothbrush and floss are unable to reach. Our office philosophy promotes the important role of personalized oral hygiene, to prevent
gum disease, and retain great oral health throughout your life.