Keeping your teeth and gums free from plaque, decay, and inflammation is important for maintaining your oral and overall health. With a proactive approach to periodontal and dental hygiene, you can avoid painful diseases in your mouth and time-consuming, costly treatments. At Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, MI, we provide friendly, professional periodontal and dental hygiene services to keep your smile healthy.
HOW DOES A DENTAL VISIT HELP PROTECT YOU FROM CAVITIES?
While good dental habits such as brushing and flossing regularly at home can help prevent cavities and infections due to decay in your teeth, it is important to get a professional full mouth dental cleaning twice a year from your hygienist.
During the teeth cleaning process, your dental hygienist will remove any built-up tartar or plaque that brushing and flossing have not eliminated. Your dentist will also examine your overall oral health and check your teeth. If a cavity or other issues are found, the dentist can recommend the best treatment plan to halt the problem before it worsens and gets harder to treat.
HOW TO FIX GUM DISEASE?
Red, swollen, or inflamed gums are all signs of gum disease, which is caused by bacteria that multiply and irritate your gums when plaque forms on your teeth.
At its early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis, and you may not notice many symptoms besides minor gum bleeding or red, puffy gums. When gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, which can cause major oral health problems, such as pockets between your gums and teeth, painful infections, and loose or lost teeth.
Your dentist can recommend the best gum disease treatment for your specific needs after conducting a thorough exam.
- For minor cases of gum disease, your dentist may recommend more thorough brushing and flossing and the use of antibacterial mouthwash.
- For more advanced cases, a deep cleaning may be needed.
- Your dentist may also prescribe oral antibiotics to control the growth of bacteria.
Dr. Laura Pepa and Dr. Frank Rosner at Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, MI are committed to providing high-quality preventive care for your teeth and gums, so your healthy smile lasts a lifetime. Call us today at https://laserdentalassociates.com to schedule your appointment.