Preventive Dentistry

Preventative care is an integral part of our dentistry. 

Thorough examinations and regular professional cleanings allow us to identify problem areas and stop periodontal disease and tooth decay. Maintaining good oral health is not only important to your appearance and sense of well-being, but also to your overall health. Cavities and gum disease can be painful and lead to serious infections. They may also contribute to many serious conditions such as diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and low birth weight babies. Having a clean and healthy mouth will also give you motivation, increase your self esteem, and possibly even give you a new lease on life.What is good oral hygiene? Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks, smells and feels healthy. This means:Your teeth are clean and free of white plaque debris. Gums are pink and tight and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss

If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, call or email us for a check up. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem.We can help you learn good oral hygiene techniques and can help point out areas of your mouth that may require extra attention during brushing and flossing.ow do you maintain good oral hygiene ? Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to advance.

In between regular hygiene visits, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include: 

  • Brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily 
  • Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals 
  • Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste 

Periodontal (Gum) Disease 

What is periodontal disease? 

Periodontal or gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease is a transmissible, bacterial infection that can destroy the attachments and supporting bone that holds teeth in your mouth.It is caused by plaque, a colourless film of bacteria that forms on our teeth. A person’s reaction to the bacteria determines the severity of the resulting disease. Our ability to fight this infection can vary from day to day; week to week, depending on what else is going with our life and What are the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease? Symptoms of periodontal disease can include: Persistent bad breath Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Red, swollen and tender gums Gums that have receded or ‘pulled away’ from the teeth. Loose or separating teeth. Pus between the gum and tooth. A change in the way your teeth bite together. If you have one or more of these symptoms, please see us. Our practice is specially set up to treat and prevent the symptoms of periodontal disease.