Dentures don’t have to be a fact of life.
Proper oral hygiene will help you keep your natural teeth as you grow older
The Importance of Dental Hygiene
Oral health means more than just an attractive smile. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can have a significant impact on quality of life. In many cases, the condition of the mouth mirrors the condition of the body as a whole. Recent reports indicate a relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and stroke, heart disease, and preterm low-birth-weight babies. Likewise, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, meaning your dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem.
The bone and gums are the support and foundation of your teeth. Both your bone and gums need to be maintained with regular check ups and cleanings to keep the bone levels and gums adequate and healthy. Tartar, a hard deposit, can build up above and below the gum line. If left building up this will cause bone loss and gum irritation which will lead to an unhealthy mouth.
Our dental hygienists will educate you on your dental health. They will update your x-rays on a regular basis, as well as measure your gums regularly to check for any changes. Our Registered Dental Hygienists will modify your treatment and personalize it to your dental health needs.