Our hygienist can clean your teeth and gums as well as offer advice on your daily oral hygiene routine. Routinely having your teeth and gums professionally cleaned can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and problems such as bad breath. We at Dental Sense strongly believe in prevention and our highly skilled hygienists play a central role in this.
Periodontal disease can occur at any age and over half of all people over the age of 18 have some form of the disease. Unfortunately, the disease process is usually asymptomatic and painless however can be easily detected during regular dental examinations, all patients undergo a periodontal screening assessment at their check-up appointment to ensure our patients have healthy teeth and gums.
The most common type of periodontal disease are gingivitis and periodontitis, for patients with periodontitis (advanced gum disease) a full periodontal exam and therapy may be indicated.
So if you have noticed any bleeding or inflammation of the gums do not delay contact us for a consultation as gum disease can cause bad breath, receding gums and loose teeth and is the leading cause of tooth loss.