Adequate oral hygiene practices extend beyond simply brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily. In order to reach and then maintain a satisfactory level of dental hygiene standards, it is essential that you book periodic dental appointments and ensure that you are visiting your Bolton dentist regularly for routine checkups. Here at Humber Valley Dental your team of dentists in Bolton led by Dr. Geeta Gautham, are dedicated to assisting you in developing an adequate and satisfactory oral hygiene routine.
The first step in developing exemplary dental hygiene practices, is setting up an appointment with your dentist in Bolton, including followup appointments throughout the year to ensure the health of your teeth, gums, mouth, and overall smile is adequately maintained. Your dentist in Bolton, Dr. Geeta Gautham and the team at Humber Valley Dental are pleased to offer you a plethora of preventative hygiene services that includes:
- Periodontal or gum disease treatments
- Fluoride treatments to strengthen the enamel of your teeth
- Professional breath control to manage and eliminate bad breath caused by bacteria lingering in your mouth
Hygiene Services - management of Gum Disease with Soft Tissue Management
Gum disease or periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that infect and multiply in the space between the gums wurrounding every tooth. This space, also known as a "pocket", can become deeper with the growth of bacteria, which often results in tooth and bone loss.
The signs and symptoms of gum disease include bad breath, bleeding, swelling, pus discharge, and loose teeth.
Management of periodontal disease and soft tissue management includes detailed gum assessment or periodontal charting, scaling and root planing using a variety of modern instruments, followed by a re-evaluation to assess the progress of the treatment.
Preventative Maintenance Therapy:
Once gum disease has been adequately controlled, regular preventative maintenance therapy with routine scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment is recommended to prevent the progression of gum disease and to maintain bone and tissue height.
Laser Assisted Gum Therapy:
The use of a soft tissue diode laser is a valuable tool to reduce bacterial load in the pockets. This offers an effortless solution to manage a wide array of periodontal disease conditions.
Neglecting to care for your oral hygiene is severely detrimental to your oral health, due to the plethora of dental complications and issues that may arise. Among these problems include the emergence of tartar, whihc occurs when you fail to adequately brush and floss your teeth. If left untreated, tartar can develop into plaque, and plaque buildup can lead into the development of gingivitis, which in turn can evolve to gum disease. Therefore, to maintain an enduring smile, your team of highly trained dental hygienists will recommend an oral hygiene program that is best suited for you.
At Humber Valley Dental, your family dentist in Bolton will work with you to strengthen your teeth and prevent more serious dental issues from developing. Contact us today at (905) 857-3398 or request your appointment here.