When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, we do more than just clean your teeth and check for signs of decay. We also look for other common issues, such as oral cancer and gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious gum infection caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. When gum disease is left untreated, it will continue to progress and can cause serious complications such as tooth loss and deterioration of the jawbone.
Spring is a wonderful time of year and loved by many. Not only is the weather pleasant, but it is beautiful with all of the trees and flowers in bloom. Spring is also a time when many take advantage of spring cleaning to deep clean and organize their homes. We want to encourage our patients to schedule a spring cleaning for their teeth. When was the last time you and your loved ones visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, we recommend you contact us today to schedule your next visit. Delaying routine appointments and treatments can lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Continue reading to learn more.