Posts for: November, 2017
Typically, it is still recommended that you visit the dentist twice per year for check-ups as well as cleanings. The main reasons you would want to visit the dentist twice per year includes ensuring that your dentist can find trouble that you may not even experience or feel.
Your dentist can find early signs of tooth decay and treat it early on. Tooth decay does not become visible or create pain until the advanced stages.
Your dentist will also be able to identify other dental health issues, such as gum disease. If caught early on, many dental issues can be treated fairly easily.
For individuals who have great dental health and have not experienced any dental health issues, you may be able to increase the time between visits. You will want to speak with your dentist about the best visitation schedule.
But, on the other side, there are individuals who may want to increase the number of visits they make to the dentist each year. These individuals include people that have experienced gum disease, have a genetic predisposition for plaque build-up or decay and individuals with a weakened immune system.
The best way to find out how often you should make an appointment is to speak with your dentist.
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Periodontal (or gum) disease is actually a very common disease. It impacts almost 50% of adults and it not only affects your dental health, it can also take a toll on your general health and wellness.
Luckily, there is some good news! With effective dental habits, including regular brushing and flossing, and routine professional cleanings, you can dramatically reduce your likelihood of periodontal disease.
When it comes to individuals who already have been diagnosed, treatment is the best method to save your gums and dental health.
Some of the popular treatments for gum disease are non-surgical and include the following:
Scaling - This particular process gets rid of the tartar and bacteria from under the gums and on the surface of the teeth
Root Planing - Smoothing the root surfaces to reduce or prevent more tartar accumulation
Antibiotic Treatment - Antibiotics can help to manage the bacterial infection caused by periodontal disease
For more serious circumstances, surgical treatment may possibly be needed.
Are you concerned about gum disease?