We will provide you with safe and effective dental hygiene therapies which may include the scaling of teeth and the removal of stains (polishing). Dental cleaning times may vary depending on each client's individualized needs.
How Can I Prevent Gingivitis?
Quite easily! Brush your teeth at least twice a day + Floss daily + Use an anti-microbial rinse and don't forget to visit your Dental Hygienist for routine cleanings! This will help to reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Tartar - also known as, hardened plaque, is an accumulation of minerals from saliva and food. Once tartar has formed, it can no longer be removed with daily brushing and/or flossing and must be professionally removed by a Dental Hygienist. This form of treatment is called scaling.
Tartar can form either above or below the gum line in pockets between the teeth. These pockets allow bacteria to settle and grow. The bacteria excrete toxins that can potentially cause damage to the tissues and the bone that supports the teeth. This leads to Periodontal (Gum) Disease.
Common Signs of Periodontal Disease
1. Red, swollen and tender gums
2. Bleeding gums
3. Bad breath
4. Sensitive teeth
5. Receding gums-gums that are pulling away from the teeth causing the teeth to look longer than before
6. Loose teeth
There is a potential link between Gum Disease and Total Body Health. Some research has shown that bacteria from your mouth can travel through your bloodstream. This process can start an inflammatory reaction in other areas of your body.
People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from Heart Disease than those with a healthy mouth.
Diabetes has been known to reduce the body's resistance to infection. If blood sugars are elevated, your risk of developing gum disease is increased. Or, gum disease can make it more difficult to control a healthy blood sugar level.
Pregnancy and gum disease increases your risk of having a baby that is born prematurely and having a low birth weight. In pregnancy, gum disease tends to worsen due to all the hormonal changes that are taking place.