To maintain your teeth and gums healthy, we can do a dental or oral cleaning. Many adults, we've discovered, are so busy that they forget to schedule regular dentist appointments. For children, it is easy to remember to schedule annual well-visits and dental checkups. But what about adults?
Studies have shown that periodontal disease can increase the risk of developing other diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Poor oral health has even been linked with conditions like diabetes and lung cancer. So it's important to keep your teeth and gums healthy!
When it comes to taking care of ourselves, though, many adults just forget. We're here to remind you that your oral health is extremely important.
After all, people only receive one set of permanent teeth, so maintaining them is critical to maintaining a full set of healthy teeth as they age. With this in mind, we recommend brushing and flossing at least twice a day, as well as expert dental cleanings twice a year. This will give patients the best chance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy.
When a patient initially comes to River District Smiles, we will go over their dental history and take an X-ray of their mouth. We can determine the health of the roots, the structure of the teeth, and the jawbone using this information. This will aid us in detecting any evidence of bone resorption or loss.
We'll also look at the patient's teeth and gums to see whether they have any cavities, evidence of gum disease, or infections. If we discover anything unusual, we will discuss treatment options with the patient and work to help them restore a healthy mouth.
We'll also keep an eye out for indicators of oral cancer. When most individuals schedule an oral cleaning, this is not something that comes to mind. It is critical, though, because oral cancer is a fatal illness that kills one life every hour.
Early detection, as with all forms of cancer, is important to one's capacity to combat the disease. Red and white rashes, rough areas in the mouth, and hard lumps and bumps are some of the indicators we look for. If you experience any of these symptoms, please make an appointment to see us as soon as possible.
While professional oral cleaning is important, it's not the only step you can take to maintain your oral health. You should also brush and floss at least twice a day, eat a healthy diet, and avoid sugary drinks. If we notice anything unusual or notice any of these signs, we will advise you on the next best course of action.
After that, we'll clean the teeth thoroughly and remove any plaque or tartar that has accumulated over time. Even if one brushes every day and maintains good oral hygiene, it is difficult to reach all parts of the mouth. Using a toothbrush to brush these regions can lead to harmful plaque accumulation. This is extremely hazardous to one's gums' health.
Gum disease affects nearly every adult at some point in their lives. It's usually minor, creating red or swollen gums. Untreated gum disease, on the other hand, can cause the gums to recede and peel away from the tooth. This can lead to future bone and tooth loss, which can be avoided with frequent dental cleanings.
Oral cancer is a disease that should not be taken lightly. It is important to have an oral cleaning scheduled so that any irregularities or problems can be detected and treated as soon as possible. River District Smiles is here to help you maintain your oral health, so please don't hesitate to give us a call!