Dental Hygiene & Preventative

Dental Hygiene & Preventative

It begins with good oral care and continues with regular maintenance visits. Thorough cleanings performed by our Registered Dental Hygienists remove bacteria and deposits to ensure the gums and teeth stay free of disease. Good oral hygiene is the key to keeping your smile looking clean and bright, avoiding bad breath (halitosis) and helping with good overall health. Research in the last decade has uncovered evidence linking periodontal disease to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, stroke and low birth weights in infants.

For most patients, a regular periodontal visit is every 6 months. However, some patients require more frequent cleanings to ensure that we are staying on top of their oral health needs. A customized frequency is set for each patient’s specific needs along with other preventative services like digital x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants and oral cancer screenings.

Why Dental Hygiene & Preventative in Leamington Care Is Important

Research tells us that your oral health and overall health are linked. In other words, health problems that start in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. Here’s why.

Most of the bacteria that’s found in your body and your mouth is harmless. But some can cause disease. Your mouth is also the entry point to your respiratory and digestive tracts. Generally, good oral health care that includes flossing and brushing can keep bacteria under control.

Bacteria levels can lead to oral infections without the proper oral hygiene routine. Here are some of the conditions that can be linked to your oral health.

  • Bacteria from your mouth can cause respiratory diseases and pneumonia when it gets pulled into your lungs. A good oral hygiene regime that includes regular maintenance visits to your dentist solves any issues before they start.
  • Birth Complications. . Periodontitis is a form of gum disease that has been linked to low birth weight and premature birth.
  • Cardiovascular Disease. Although it’s not conclusive, there is research that points to the fact oral bacteria can be linked to clogged arteries, inflammation and other infections. Dental hygiene and preventative in Leamington visits are a great way to be proactive.

Beyond the scheduling regular cleanings and dental checkups, patients should avoid tobacco. Limiting sugary drinks and foods and eating a healthy diet is also a good recipe for optimal oral health. Don’t forget to contact us as soon as any kind of oral health problem arises. Taking care of your teeth and gums is a great way to look after your overall well being.

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