Fortunately, the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, the primary reasons for oral problems, is not all that complicated. Here at Lake Street Dental, we are pleased to provide a strategy that is easy to follow and that yields successful results: daily oral hygiene at home, and our Bloomingdale teeth cleaning two times per year.
As with any good health regimen, you should start with a solid foundation. Since it is dental plaque that is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, it makes sense to start there. How can you stop dental plaque? Doing so completely is not very realistic, but you sure can minimize it. Sugars and starches in your diet are the fuel for dental plaque, so keep them limited and there will be less dental plaque to contend with. Then brush your teeth twice per day, at least. In addition to when you wake up and before you go to sleep, it’s highly recommended to do so after meals. Combine that with a nightly flossing, at bedtime. Our Bloomingdale teeth cleaning acts as a way of addressing the tartar buildup that plaque turns into when it stays out of reach of your oral hygiene. In addition, it reverses the signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, and thereby keeps it from reaching the later stage, periodontitis. Compared to the redness and irritation of gingivitis, with periodontitis you can expect obvious symptoms like bleeding while brushing, receding gums, and persistent bad breath; as well as alarming developments that you may not be aware of initially, such as the erosion of gum and bone tissue, leading to loose teeth.
This is the ideal time to reach out to our office to schedule our Bloomingdale teeth cleaning. It’s part of a complete oral examination and x-rays designed to promote optimal dental wellness.