Your mouth is the doorway to your body and its total health.
That's why healthy teeth and gums are an essential part of your overall health and well being. Recent studies show that gum disease has been linked to:
- Heart disease and stroke
- Pneumonia and other respiratory diseases
- Premature, low birth weight babies
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Our emphasis is on preventive dentistry.
Regular dental visits, including cleanings and assessments by our hygienist are essential in the prevention of gum and periodontal disease; as well as maintaining overall wellness.
Gum disease begins with the formation of soft (plaque) and hard (calculus (tartar)) bacterial deposits on the surface of the teeth. Without proper oral care, this bacteria can cause inflammation of the gums. This is known as Gingivitis. The bacteria may then penetrate the gum line and eventually spread into the underlying bone, resulting in Periodontitis.
It is estimated 75% of the population has gingivitis. Blood on the toothbrush or dental floss is one of the earliest and most common signs of gingivitis. When detected early gingivitis is reversible and preventable with proper oral care, including brushing and flossing. However, without proper care gingivitis may progress to periodontitis.
Periodontitis can progress slowly and is often not painful. You may not even be aware of it until it has progressed to the advanced stage and you are in danger of loosing teeth. Your dentist and dental hygienist can best detect the early stages of gum disease, when it is the easiest to treat.
We will personalize a program based on your needs. Regular checkups are also important in the early detection of other dental problems, including dental decay, oral cancers, TMJ and muscle related conditions.
Contact us today in Victoria, (Vancouver Island) B.C. to learn more about how you can achieve the beautiful, functional smile you've always wanted!