It is easy to keep your teeth and gums
in good health. If you maintain the simple routine of brushing
and flossing your teeth everyday, coupled with regular dental
visits it can prevent many future dental problemssaving
you money over the long term and removing the likelihood of discomfort
in your day to day activities.
Periodontal (gum) disease is a mouth infection caused
by bacteria that destroy the gums and jawbone. Infection, tooth
loss, and health problems are the results of untreated gum disease.
Most gum disease can be prevented or controlled by cleaning the
bacteria from the teeth. This is accomplished through brushing,
flossing, and professional dental cleanings
There are four different types of dental cleanings,
each with its own purpose, instruments, technique, and time requirements.
Dental hygienists are trained to render these cleanings based
on the doctors diagnosis of the patients specific
type of gum problem. Patients may receive any or all of these
types of cleanings at some time in their lifetime depending on