At Southern Shore Dental, we understand the importance of preventative oral hygiene habits. Regular dental hygiene appointments, brushing and flossing are just some of the things you can do to help protect yourself from gum disease.
What is periodontal (gum disease)?
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.
The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease, is by proper brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily, and regular professional hygiene appointments.
Your hygienist will reach places you simply cannot with your home care regime.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colourless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line.
How can I keep my smile healthy?
While every patient is different, there are a few main areas that are always important to maintaining excellent oral health.
Daily flossing and regular brushing are essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Additionally, every patient should visit a dental hygienist for a professional cleaning and checkup every six months.
Our knowledgeable dental team would be pleased to provide you with advice on how frequently you should have a professional cleaning and checkup.