If you have been told that you need a “deep cleaning”, it probably means that you have gum infection around your teeth. Periodontal disease is considered a “treatable disease, but not typically a “curable” disease. Some people are more prone to gum disease than others. There are many health conditions and oral habits along with home care habits that contribute to whether you have periodontal disease or not.
At Sage Dental in Wall, NJ, Dr. Avi Israeli wants to be your health care partner is saving your teeth. He understands that your health is your wealth. Without healthy teeth and surrounding gums, you may begin to lose your teeth. This can contribute to poor dietary and nutritional conditions where you can’t chew your food properly or get the proper nutrients. In turn, this can lead to several other overall health conditions.
As mentioned above, some things you have control over and some things you don’t. Smoking, drinking alcohol, mouth breathing, not brushing after meals or before going to bed, not flossing, and eating lots of sticky candy and carbs can definitely contribute to poor oral hygiene. Age, genetics and some health conditions you may have little or no control over.
Professional intervention can help considerably in the effort to get your oral health under control. Patients who need the deep cleanings are typically on a more frequent cleaning schedule and may require supplemental aids at home, Things like a Rotadent®, or a WaterPik® or a Sonicare® electric toothbrush may assist with home cleaning in tougher to reach areas.
What can I do to prevent from getting periodontal disease?
It all starts with coming in for regular check-ups and maintenance visits. When your dentist and hygienist team up to provide you with a professional cleaning, the other 361-363 days of the year that you AREN’T in our office are as important. Consolidating your intake of sugars and then rinsing with water after meals to swish the food off your teeth can be a place to start! Depending upon your particular situation will determine the type of tooth paste we might suggest. If you get frequent cavities, we might suggest a baking soda toothpaste to help neutralize the acids. In addition, if you build up plaque and tartar on your teeth quickly, we might suggest using a toothpaste specific for that.
Mouth rinses and mouth washes have their place in home care, but nothing takes the place of regular brushing and flossing to remove food stuck under bridges, around orthodontic brackets, or crowded teeth, In addition, flossing has been shown to potentially increase your life-span by as much as ten years! This can lower your risk for heart disease, preventing bacteria from entering your blood stream. The same bacteria found in plaque around your teeth is the same bacteria often found in patients who have heart problems and high-blood pressure!
Keeping regular care and taking your healthy mouth maintenance visits is the best way to minimize your need for more extreme treatment. Let our hygienist show you the best home care protocol for your particular situation.
Don’t let teeth problems control your life! Find out why our patients in Spring Lakes Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Belmar, Neptune City, Bradley Beach, Brick Township and Wall Township areas trust their oral health and facial esthetics to Dr Avi Israeli at Sage Dental & Spa. His dedication to helping his patients receive the dentistry that they need is evident in the number of patients that endorse him for this service! As we are rapidly growing, we are currently accepting NEW PATIENTS!
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