Dental Hygiene:

Good Oral Hygiene, as well as regular check-ups and cleaning by our dental professionals are essential for good dental health.

Prevention (Dental Hygiene)

Good oral health is equally as important as good overall health. In order to prevent gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis), regular check-ups and cleaning are very important by our dental professionals. There are two major types of gum diseases: (1) Gingivitis and (2) Periodontitis.

 

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingiva (gums) and is the intial stage of gum disease. Patients with gingivitis usually do not present with any pain. However, the gingiva does present with redness, inflammation and sometimes bleeding upon brushing. Gingivitis is normally reversible with good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene considered being brushing twice daily, flossing regulary, and regular (at least every 6 months) dental cleaning by your dental professionals.

 

When gingivitis is not being controlled properly, it can then turn into a more severe stage of gum disease called Periodontitis. Periodontitis is an irreversible gum disease. It involves not only swelling and inflammation of the gingiva, but also destruction to teeth supporting bone structures. Patients with periodontitis may present with pain depending on the severity of the disease. Normally, individuals who have periodontitis may need a dental cleaning as frequent as every 3 months along with good home oral hygiene care.

 

Please call our office at (905) 470-0245 for your regular dental cleaning to prevent gum disease.