Regular Dental Hygiene for Your Oral Health
A regular oral health care program is vital to not only a healthy mouth, but to living a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Jan Roberts, Tsawwassen, BC dentist, and our team at Roberts Dental & Facial Rejuvenation recommend regular hygiene appointments (every 3-6 months) and dental maintenance to achieve long-lasting dental health. This helps keep your teeth and smile free of plaque and debris, ensure your gums are healthy and do not bleed when brushed or flossed, and that you do not suffer from bad breath. Regular cleanings and check-up are important for preventing oral complications such as cavities, root canals, gum disease, tooth loss, bad breath and even oral cancer.
Importance of Preventing Gum & Dental Disease
The most common types of dental disease patients suffer from is dental decay (also known as dental caries), gingivitis and periodontal disease. “Perio” means around, and “dontal” refers to teeth. Periodontal (“gum”) diseases are infections around the teeth and gums. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease — gingivitis — the infection affects only the gums. In more severe forms of the disease, the bone surrounding the teeth becomes involved also. Plaque, the build up of bacteria that forms on the teeth, is the primary cause. Most patients who suffer from periodontal disease are unaware they have the problem as the disease is often painless, particularly in early stages. It is important for patients to keep on top of their oral hygiene and care, as an unhealthy mouth has been linked to many other health conditions, including heart disease. Current research indicates that there is a strong relationship between periodontal disease (and even cavities) and heart disease, atherosclerosis, stroke, diabetes and even women delivering low birth-weight and pre-term babies.
Why Choose Us for Your Dental Hygiene Program
At Roberts Dental & Facial Rejuvenation in South Delta, BC, we offer gentle and complete dental hygiene services. Dr. Jan Roberts provides thorough dental exams which include oral cancer screening, digital x-rays, as well as “OraVital®” – an effective professional dental solution for treating halitosis (bad breath) and mild to moderate periodontal (gum) disease. Ensure your gums and mouth are in the best shape possible! Contact us today to book your hygiene or dental check up at our Tsawwassen, BC dentist office.