There are two simple steps to good oral hygiene and healthy teeth and gums; regular visits to your dentist and good home care.
Poor oral hygiene will lead to a number of problems, some of them extremely serious if left untreated.
Some signs to look for are:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen and inflamed gums
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
Many of our patients suffer from periodontal disease which is a process that starts with saliva bacteria and food that clings to the surface of your teeth. Gums first become red, then inflamed and swollen. Later, the bone that supports the teeth is eaten away. In the terminal stages, this leads to tooth loss.
An exam and discussion with your dentist will identify appropriate treatment required for your situation.
"If you get your teeth checked out regularly, you can get them sorted before they get worse."