Tooth decay is a common problem for people of all ages. To prevent tooth decay, it is important to practice good oral hygiene; this includes regular brushing and flossing and routine dental checkups.
Clean and healthy teeth are an important part of your overall health. That’s why it’s very important to visit your dentist every six months for regular checkups. A prolonged period between routine cleanings increases the likelihood of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Brush and floss daily, but don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and x-rays.
You can have unhealthy gums without knowing.
Gum disease is caused by plaque buildup that is not removed through effective brushing and flossing. The infection leads to swelling, bleeding gums, and a loss of attachment from the teeth to the bone. Once the gum tissues are infected and inflamed, a dentist is needed to clean the area thoroughly and treat the disease.
It is recommended to see a periodontist if you have diabetes, heart disease, or are at risk of any of these conditions, as gum disease may also increase your risk.
To avoid future issues, follow this simple dental hygiene regimen: brush at least twice daily, floss once daily, do not smoke, and visit our Dental Hygienist for a cleaning at least twice a year.
It’s important not to brush off symptoms like bad breath or bleeding gums; visit us for a checkup and peace of mind!