Oral Hygiene Services
We are taught from a very young age the importance of proper oral hygiene. The daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash after breakfast and before bedtime is crucial for preventing cavities and a host of oral health concerns, especially gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Taking good care of your mouth also means scheduling routine checkups with your dentist; for most people, these appointments are conducted on a bi-annual basis. However, your doctor may recommend more frequent intervals depending on your specific circumstances; patients with genetic predispositions, smokers, and those in other high-risk categories need to monitor their hygiene more stringently for obvious reasons.
Dr. Cybula and the staff at Pakerhill Dental encourage patients to discuss their oral hygiene needs during their initial consultation, as this will give your dentist the information they need to create a sound, preventative care plan.
Oral Hygiene Basics
The power of being proactive is particularly useful as it pertains to your oral health; it is always easier to keep bacteria at bay than it is to treat harmful conditions caused by lack of care. Dental emergencies are serious situations that cannot be ignored, but there is certainly much one can do to keep them from happening in the first place.
Remember, no matter how often you get your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist, you are responsible for maintaining the same standard of care while in-between visits. Our doctors and dental hygienists can give you everything you need in the way of helpful information, but it is up to you to stick to the plan each and every day.
It is unfortunate, but most people underestimate the power of plaque; every time you eat and drink, trace amounts of food, usually in the form of sugar and starch, are left stuck to your teeth and gums. When left uncleaned, bacteria colonies begin to form and will eventually spread throughout the rest of your mouth.
Take it from the oral hygiene experts at Pakerhill Dental: the amount of foodborne bacteria can spread very rapidly when a patient skips a day of brushing and flossing. If you have chronic bad breath, this is a surefire indicator that you are lacking in the hygiene department.
Cavities and gingivitis are just a few of the issues that can result from putting preventative oral care on the backburner; remember, a healthy mouth can turn into one at risk in just a couple days.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned is essential for removing stubborn calculus buildup that may not go away with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash alone. The dentists at Pakerhill Dental have the tools and experience needed to keep your mouth fresh, clean, and healthy. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!