The health of your gums will usually determine the health of your teeth. It is very crucial that you maintain healthy gums if you are looking to keep your teeth and have a beautiful smile. Periodontal therapy may be necessary for a patient to maintain a healthy smile.
Because periodontal disease can creep up slowly over time, it has been called the silent killer of teeth. A thorough periodontal health screening can detect any active disease or problems with the health of your gums. It is important to address these issues as early as possible to reduce the amount of damage done to the health of your teeth and gums.
If you have periodontal disease, there are steps that your dentist can take to educate you and help you find a pathway to healthier oral hygiene practices. Sometimes they might use in-office treatments, different medications, and enhanced oral hygiene skills, including educating the patient to help stop the periodontal infection from getting worse.
Following an in-office oral exam, the dentist can set up a regimen that will help the patient maintain healthy teeth and gums. The condition of your gums not only can affect the beauty of your smile, but it can also affect your overall health. Periodontal infection must be treated and managed using the latest techniques to control your periodontal health.
Some things, such as pregnancy, aging, certain medical conditions and other factors can play a role in the condition of your teeth. Regular dental visits can help with early detection or changes in the health of your teeth and gums. The earlier a potential problem can be discovered, the easier it will be to come up with a treatment plan that is right for the patient.
Dentists recognize that prevention can play a huge role in a patient’s oral health. By calling Dr. Finlay’s office, you can schedule an appointment and learn more about their state of the art periodontal maintenance programs. By learning new ways of taking care of the health of your teeth and gums, you can be assured that you have a healthy smile that lasts for years to come.