Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important. The consequences of losing your natural teeth can be costly and life changing. Twice-daily brushing & flossing removes particulate buildup from foods, as well as bacteria that can cause cavities. Although these substances continue to accumulate on a daily basis, regular effective home care can protect teeth and gums from their damaging effects. A semi-annual hygiene therapy appointment will eliminate otherwise hard to remove dental plaque that can accumulate and calcify, leading to serious periodontal problems and potential tooth loss.
The threat of gum (periodontal) disease is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. By the age of 40, some 70% of the Canadian population appears to have some stage of the disease. Doctors generally agree that gum disease is directly related to how well one cares for their teeth and gums.
Gum or periodontal disease is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. Infections in the mouth can play havoc elsewhere in our bodies. Recent research has shown that there is a link between periodontal (gum) disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s disease.