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Discover the finest way to care about your dental hygiene

Posted on 10.05.2013 by perfectsmile

Discover the finest way to care about your dental hygieneBe prepared: if your gums use to bleed during your daily oral routines, you are at risk of developing periodontal disease.

Sore, swollen or bleeding gums are usually a first sign that something is not quite right about your dental health. Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease is a relatively simple to treat inflammation, generally caused by persistent plaque in your teeth.

To prevent gingivitis from leading to the more advanced and painful stage of periodontal disease, professional hygiene treatments become essential.

When do I need a hygiene treatment?

If periodontal disease is left untreated, the gum line recedes and your teeth become exposed and loose, prompting the formation of abscesses. This puts you in higher risk of tooth loss, which would make procedures like implants of teeth necessary to keep both your dental health and facial structure.

However the most advanced and permanent solution to tooth loss, the cost of dental implants is something to consider, especially when you can prevent this by undergoing a professional hygiene treatment.

Smoking, stress, pregnancy, genetics, teeth grinding, diabetes and some medication are factors that can prompt or worsen the inflammation of gum tissue. Some teeth straightening techniques, such as traditional orthodontic braces, can also produce irritation to the gums because of its metal wires and brackets and the increased difficulty of keeping a good oral hygiene during the treatment.

In these cases, a professional hygiene treatment becomes all the more important to ensure the optimal condition of your dental health, particularly if you experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Bleeding when brushing
  • Red, swollen, sore or receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Persistent bad breath

What is a hygiene treatment? When your dentist refers you to a hygienist, a first assessment takes place where the dental professional reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms with you. After an examination where the hygienist charts periodontal pockets and bleeding gum mobility, and checks your soft tissues, he gives you personalised advice on how to best take care of your gums. The last step of your treatment is the scale and polish of your teeth to remove all remaining plaque and tartar that could inflame your gums. If further treatment is required, your hygienist will schedule another appointment for you.

Hygiene treatment at Perfect Smile is both pain and hassle free. We strive to make the process comfortable and durable so, after the treatment is performed, our professional hygienists will advise you on how to best look after your oral health by a correct performance of your daily brushing routines and a careful look at your diet habits.

Dental hygiene treatments not only prevent further problems that could hazard your dental health, but also recovers your teeth’s functionality and good appearance.

Benefit today from receiving a professional hygiene treatment and ensure the best condition for your dental and overall health.

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