Preventive dentistry is the best way to maintain a healthy smile for life. As part of your regular dental examination and cleaning, we will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, and provide valuable advice on oral hygiene and other preventive dental care to reduce the risk of periodontal disease.
It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months to prevent gum disease such as periodontal disease, which in some cases can lead to tooth loss.
In fact, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Not to mention the fact that serious health issues have been linked to periodontal disease.
With gingivitis the gums become inflamed but there is no irreversible bone or other tissue damage.
If it progresses to periodontal disease this is when the real problems begin.
With periodontitis the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These pockets between the teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected.
As periodontitis progresses the pockets deepen and more bone and gum tissue is destroyed.
Did you know?
The high levels of bacteria and inflammation caused by periodontal disease have been linked to a number of serious health issues.
Some of the health issues that have been linked to periodontitis are:
Visiting Dr Rammo at justSMILE every six months can be the difference between needing preventive dentistry and needing cosmetic dentistry like crowns, bridges, dental implants or onlays and inlays.
A trip to the dentist and keeping up with your regular oral hygiene regime of brushing and flossing will enable you to prevent or get rid of gingivitis-depending on the underlying cause. However, if gingivitis progresses to periodontitis, that is a whole other story. That’s why we recommend having a dental check up and clean, every 6 months.
Grind your teeth? Bruxism is the medical term for the grinding or clenching of your teeth. At justSMILE we provide our patients with custom-made night guards.
Diet is the key to controlling tooth decay! In addition to the general health benefits, a healthy balanced diet will significantly contribute to the health of your teeth and gums.
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