Because we focus on long term solutions and not a quick fix, we are committed to providing optimum care and education to our patients, so you can achieve and maintain healthy teeth for life.Our practice is the largest dental hygiene practice in California, with 7 highly qualified, professional Dental hygienists to help care for your smile.
Why is oral hygiene so important?Did you know that adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life, but there is something we can do about it! The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by practicing optimum oral hygiene techniques and sticking to a strict oral care routine.
Plaque build-up…Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. With thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
What is Periodontal Disease?Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place, begins to deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.
What you can do to help prevent Gum Disease…The best way to prevent gum disease is effective daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of dental hygienists help our patients learn the best ways to care for their teeth and offer recommendations, advice and personalized treatment plans.
Getting to the root of dental hygiene…All of these and more could be affecting your oral health…
- Sugary diet
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition