It is important to set an oral hygiene routine for a white and healthy smile. Your teeth should not be the only part of your mouth that you care for and maintain. Your gums matter just as much, and needs to be part of your dental hygiene. The next time you come visit for a routine checkup and cleaning, ask any questions you may have about maintaining healthy teeth and gums at home for you and your family.
Technology has advanced significantly over the years, and to our advantage. We are now able to detect oral cancer or complications with an ultraviolet light in its early stages to attack it head on. It is impossible to know if anything is wrong with just the human eye. Treating oral cancer early prevents any further irreversible damage it may cause down the road.
Your choice of lifestyle may play a role in your oral health. Heavy smokers and drinkers are at a higher risk. Be sure to visit us for your routine checkup and screening.
Over time, plaque and tartar build up around the bottom of your teeth and your gums. If it is not cleaned out, bacteria will linger in that plaque and tartar causing irritation and bleeding when you are brushing your teeth. Call us as soon as possible if you bleed while brushing.