Periodontal maintenance is a program of regularly scheduled dental hygiene visits designed on a case-by-case basis to help you with your periodontical concerns. Ask us for help in halting the progression of your periodontal disease!
Why A Routine Dentist Visit is Vital to Your Health
The World Health Organization defines oral health as being free from mouth and facial pain, oral cancer, oral infections and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and other dental diseases and disorders. Oral health allows us to move our mouths freely, speak, feel sensations and create facial expressions. Without it, our faces would essentially be paralyzed!
As Canadians, we take our oral health for granted because we have a great dental care system put in place for us. In fact, 84% of Canadians believe they have great oral health. This is because, majority of us have access to regular periodontal maintenance (teeth cleaning) from our dental professionals in Toronto and the rest of Canada.
Yet at the same time, an estimated 2.26 million school-days are missed each year due to dental related illnesses and tooth decay accounts for one-third of all day surgeries performed on children between the ages of 1 and 5 -- according to the Canadian Dental Association. How can this be true? It’s likely because many people aren’t catching onto the sheer importance of periodontal maintenance when it really counts the most!
Reasons to keep up
Avoiding periodontal disease
Avoiding periodontal disease: 7 out of 10 Canadians suffer from gum disease that builds from bacteria and plaque that attack the gum tissue under or over the gum line. The inflammation and irritation it causes not only causes itching and redness, it can cause gums to recede, destroy bone tissue, loosen teeth till the point of falling out, and the infectious bacteria can even travel to other parts of the body!
There are also a number of risk factors that increase a susceptibility to gum disease such as genetics, hormonal changes in girls and women, diabetes, prescription medications and other illnesses and conditions. If any of these situations resonate with you, it’s important to pay extra close attention to your hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding smoking, and seeing your dentist in Toronto for regular periodontal maintenance can make a positive impact on your oral health and lower your risk factors for periodontal disease.
Seeing a dentist for teeth cleaning means removing build up you can’t get to with a regular toothbrush and floss. Tartar build up embeds itself into the pockets of your gums, the deep grooves of your teeth and other hard-to-reach surfaces pretty frequently. This is why dentists in Toronto recommend periodontal maintenance visits every 3-6 months.
For a bright smile
Teeth cleaning not only keeps your teeth feeling clean but it will look the part too. The bright lights and cameras show everything these days -- trust me you don’t want to caught in a family photo with yellow teeth. Regular cleanings by your dentist in Toronto mean more chances to remove stains that can end up being permanent without proper care.
Lighter, fresher breath
Let’s be real, after a long gap between going to the dentist your breath will definitely start to take a toll. Halitosis, the fancy term for bad breath, develops from a buildup of plaque, tartar, and rotting food that gets caught in the gum line. Regular visits to your dentist for a cleaning and a good home-care routine can beat bad breath in no time.
Has it been awhile since you’ve had a teeth cleaning? We won’t judge. Give us a call to set up an appointment today!