The oral hygiene you practice at home—brushing at least two times a day and flossing every day—is great for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful between visits to your dentist, but it doesn’t take the place of the more in-depth cleaning we’re able to perform during your regular hygiene visits. Here we can also perform fluoride and desensitizing treatments, take actions to prevent or reverse gum disease, or even tell you about a variety of dental options to keep your breath feeling and smelling fresh!

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the most common disease known to mankind. 75% of all adults have had it or will have it at some time. Gum disease can cause bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, bad breath and in advanced cases, lead to loose teeth, tooth loss and adversely affect your ability to eat, speak and smile properly. Periodontal disease has also been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, respiratory disease, increase the severity of diabetes, and increase incidence of premature births.

Our Hygiene program is committed to preventing and eliminating this destructive disease. Periodontal disease is caused by a large build-up of the bacteria found in plaque, which erode the soft and underlying hard tissues of the mouth.

The early stages (gingivitis) are marked by red, inflamed, bleeding gums. If it is detected in these early stages, gum disease can often be reversed.
For more advanced cases of gum disease multiple appointments may be required and a shorter interval between professional hygiene appointments may be recommended to maintain health.