Do your gums bleed when you brush or cause you pain and sensitivity? Do your gums look red and puffy when you smile? Do your teeth appear stained from coffee, tea or red wine? Have your teeth lost that smooth, clean feeling? Do you feel like your teeth are getting loose or shifting and moving?
Teeth need to be cleaned every 6 months, and for some people with a history of periodontal disease, every 3 to 4 months is ideal. Gingivitis (inflamed gums) and Periodontal disease (bone loss around teeth in addition to inflamed gums) are progressive and usually have no symptoms. Most people don’t even know that they have it until it’s too late and they start losing teeth. At our office, we check the health of not just your teeth, but also the gums and bone that are the supporting structures for your teeth. Plaque and oral bacteria left on your teeth has been linked to many systemic diseases, includingdifficulty controlling diabetes. It’s also very important for pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to have clean teeth for themselves and their baby.
Our hygienists are kind, compassionate, and gentle; they explain their process to help patients understand their oral health. We’ve had many patients remark that they’ve never had such a thorough and gentle cleaning before!