The oral hygiene you practice at home—brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily—is ideal for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful between visits to your dentist. However, research shows there are certain areas of the teeth and gums only accessible to the dentist and dental hygienist. Homecare does not take the place of the more thorough hygiene appointment that professionals are able to provide. We provide this service at Lakeridge Dental. Dental hygiene is very important to prevent the ultimate problem of tooth loss.
As well as performing a more comprehensive hygiene routine, the Lakeridge Dental team can actively prevent or reverse gum disease with antimicrobials, or even educate you on a variety of dental options to keep your breath smelling fresh!
Recent research has shown there is a huge connection between oral health with cardiovascular health, fetal health, diabetic conditions and inflammatory diseases. Unclean teeth can lead to cases of pneumonia in populations with compromised immune systems. Not only is a cleaning for your teeth, but it is absolutely essential for overall health. This is why at Lakeridge Dental, we focus on dental health as being absolutely critical to overall health. Read below for more information.
Do your gums bleed easily? Many patients do not know that Gum disease (Periodontal disease) is not an overnight occurrence—it is a slowly progressing disease. Interestingly, even those with gums that appear healthy and do not hurt may have Periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to larger issues, including mobile teeth and ultimately, tooth loss.
Did you know that gum disease has been proven to worsen blood sugar levels in Diabetic patients, worsen Cardiac diseases and even lead to preterm births and low birth weights if left untreated during pregnancy. Gum disease can happen even if you are vigilant about flossing, brushing and taking care of your teeth, which is why it is so important to get routine dental check-ups.
After your initial assessment or during your check-up, you will be assigned to one of our hygiene programs where you will be closely monitored for improvements in gum health. Our goal is to help you to maintain a beautiful and healthy set of gums to support your teeth long-term.
If you are looking for a new dental practice to provide cleanings and oral examinations, or have simply lapsed in your regular dental checkups in our office, please contact us today. We will be delighted to schedule an appointment for you, and answer any questions you may have about the hygiene services we offer.
Should your dental visit indicate the presence of gum disease, Lakeridge Dental will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Contact Lakeridge Dental to develop an appropriate treatment plan for all your gum related problems.
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