Hygiene and Soft-Tissue Health

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. At our practice, we help you keep your natural teeth by teaching you about proper hygiene and providing professional teeth cleanings.

The Impact of Bacteria in Your Mouth

When bacteria can access the inner portions of your tooth, you may suffer a tooth infection, which we can clear out through root canal therapy. As bacteria flourish on the surface of your teeth, they produce an acid that can eat away at your tooth, causing cavities.

The most troubling effect that bacteria can have is their contribution to periodontal disease.

Soft-Tissue Damage

As plaque builds up on your teeth, it harbors bacteria. Over time, plaque can harden into tartar, providing a surface that makes the bacterial growth even worse.

Your gums react to the bacteria by swelling, bleeding, and receding. As your gums pull back from the teeth, you lose support for your teeth, causing them to become loose and fall out.

We want to help you combat periodontal disease and save your teeth!

Good Hygiene Prevents Oral Health Issues

We help you with your oral hygiene in two ways: education and professional teeth cleanings.

Your oral care routine should include brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. We can talk to you about your dental care routine and suggest changes that can keep you healthy.

We recommend that you have professional teeth cleanings twice a year. At these cleanings, we help prevent periodontal disease by clearing away the plaque and tartar that have accumulated on your teeth. A professional dental cleaning also leaves your teeth feeling fresh and clean, so you will love your teeth cleaning appointments!

Protect Your Oral Health!

We want to help you protect your gums and your oral health. Schedule your professional teeth cleaning today!