We are talking about a very important topic here — your dental health and well-being. Unfortunately, quite a few misunderstandings are surrounding the dental visit that many of you need to learn a bit more about. The truth of the matter is that you might often underestimate just how important deep cleanings are meant to be. I am willing to wager that most of you have never even heard about such visits and procedures, which is exactly why we will shed some more light on this tricky topic in a second.
Dental cleaning is one of the most important steps in your dental hygiene routine. You pay for the procedure two or three times a year, which might involve brushing your teeth for months before the appointment day. Treating gum disease and eventually saving your teeth from cavities is what makes cleanings necessary for patients who are aware of the importance of oral health. Or, if you want to go the extra mile for your beloved teeth, then a guided biofilm therapy from EMS Oceania would be necessary.
It occurs when plaque biofilm transit from the teeth to the surrounding soft tissue, calcifying to form adhesions between the tooth and surrounding gum tissue. This can create a site for destructive pathogenic bacteria that can enter the bloodstream, which can lead to more serious complications.
Periodontitis is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It is characterized by gum tissue becoming red, swollen, and forming pockets that cause your teeth to loosen. In its early stages, periodontitis can be reversed. But if it's not treated soon after damaging changes appear, it can lead to tooth and bone loss as well as serious systemic health problems.
Because plaque is constantly being formed, an important step of good dental care is removing it as often as possible. The softer plaque is removed by brushing and flossing. Tartar that has become hard (thus, the more difficult it is to remove) can be broken up and removed manually in a process called scaling (with or without root planing), which also helps prevent new tartar from forming. There are two stages of tartar formation: incipient stage and advanced stage. Incipient (or early) stage tartar is formed within days of tooth eruption. Advanced (or late) stage tartar takes months or years to form before becoming visible on the surface of the teeth.
There are many good reasons for you to keep up with your dental hygiene. For example, the presence of healthy teeth serves as a foundation for your entire body and overall wellness. But did you know that gum disease is actually capable of worsening certain health conditions? If left untreated, it can cause tooth loss, make other oral infections more likely, and adversely affect your overall health. Gum disease has been connected to the presence of certain cardiovascular conditions. And gum disease is also associated with certain sleep disorders. Gum disease is also linked to issues like birth complications and low birth weights in newborns. It's important to understand how to prevent gum disease to ensure you enjoy a full and happy life.
Published by Alison Lurie