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The Vital Role of Dental Hygienists in Dental Care

Posted on 6/5/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Dental care is critical for preserving healthy teeth and gums. However, brushing and flossing alone is insufficient. Regular visits to a dental hygienist are also essential. Dental hygienists are qualified dental practitioners that specialize in preventive oral health care. They are critical in supporting and upholding excellent dental health. Dental hygiene practitioners play important roles in the oral health issue for optimum performance which include the following: Preventive Care Dental hygiene professionals undertake a variety of preventive dental operations, such as cleaning teeth, eliminating plaque and tartar accumulation, and instructing patients on precise oral hygiene habits. They also perform cancer of the oral cavity screenings and discover any oral health issues before they worsen. This preventive treatment can help you avoid expensive and traumatic dental treatments in the future. Patient Instruction Dental hygienists train patients on the positive effects of excellent oral health habits such as oral hygiene, flossing, and nutrition. They also give direction on how to deal with typical dental issues including foul breath as well as sensitive teeth. Dental hygiene specialists inspire patients to take charge of their oral hygiene by educating them. Partnership with Dentists Dental hygienists work alongside dentists to provide full treatment regimens for their patients. They gather patient information, do x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures. They also consult with dentists about any potential problems or issues that arise during a patient's visit. Finally, our dental hygiene practitioners are essential for maintaining outstanding oral health. They play a major part in ensuring overall dental health by offering preventative care, educating patients, and cooperating with dentists. Regular visits and calls to our dental hygiene professionals should be an important part of anyone's oral health care routine. Reach out to our dental hygiene practitioners to have a long-term experience of good oral health and boost your emotional confidence and smile....

What Is Periodontal Maintenance And When Do You Need It?

Posted on 5/22/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Gum disease can bring serious harm to your oral and general health. Since the launch of the Love The Gums You're With campaign in 2014 by the American Academy of Periodontology, many people have realized the significance of seeing a dentist routinely for checks and cleanings. Additionally, families have been able to push themselves further to meet their oral hygiene obligations at home. Leaving that aside, let's look at what periodontal maintenance is and why patients need it. People who suffer periodontitis, the more serious version of gum disease, usually undergo scaling and root planing or even surgical treatment such as gum flap surgery that helps with pocket reduction. Once this initial treatment is provided, a patient is placed under a maintenance program. Why Receive Periodontal Maintenance? Once gum disease advances to become periodontitis, it is very difficult to contain. In fact, periodontitis isn't curable, therefore, dentists and patients have to work together to manage it. Gingivitis can be cured and reversed successfully, however, periodontitis cannot. After the initial treatment, it takes another 3 months to get the bacteria to multiply and reach a point where they can cause harm to the gums and teeth. This happens even when you are observing your daily oral hygiene routine. As such, you have to get to a periodontist to re-inspect the gums and provide a thorough cleaning. The reason for receiving periodontal maintenance every 3 to 4 months is to keep periodontitis at bay. These cleanings help eliminate the possibility of periodontal disease coming back. What does Periodontal Maintenance Involve? It involves scaling and root planing aimed at removing the tartar lodged deep between the gums and teeth. A hygienist or periodontist scrapes off tartar forming between the gums and teeth down to the entire tooth length, reaching the areas where the bone, gum, and root intersect or meet. If the gum pockets are suspected to have an infection or are inflamed, then a hygienist irrigates them with an antiseptic medication. Contact our dental office to get treatment for periodontal or gum disease and learn how to prevent it!...

Do Cold Sores Affect Your Oral Health?

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Ronald Watkins
When you have a cold, it can manifest in a couple of signs and symptoms. There are people who get sores around their mouths. Some can be painful or itchy and cause discomfort when one tries to open their mouth while talking or eating. They can also be a huge distraction when talking to someone and thus some people choose to drape a piece of cloth over their mouth area. They heal after two to four weeks and do not leave a mark. What Are The Causes And Symptoms Of A Cold Sore? Cold sores mostly form at the sides of your mouth. They can be caused by a fever or viral infection, stress, fatigue, changes in hormones such as with people expecting menstruation, changes in one's immune system as well as exposure to too much sun and wind. They are mostly accompanied by one of these symptoms, fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and muscle aches. These are also the signs that indicate a cold. They appear at around the same time and disappear together. Before they occur, the individual will experience itching and burning sensations around their lips. Then after a day or two, small blisters filled with fluid appear. They later ooze, and the area begins to crust. What Is The Effect On Oral Health? They can cause an itch or burn that does not allow one to clean their teeth completely well when brushing. Sometimes when at the tip of the lips, they hinder one from opening their mouth fully and this can cause bad breath. The fluid enclosed should also be wiped off upon oozing as it could cause bad breath too. We advise that you take care of yourself and your environment to avoid catching a cold and hence cold sores. If you get them, call us and book an appointment. Our dentists are more than ready to help you....

All Posts:
The Vital Role of Dental Hygienists in Dental Care
What Is Periodontal Maintenance And When Do You Need It?
Do Cold Sores Affect Your Oral Health?
What To Do When You Have Gum Inflammation?
Periodontist and Dentist
How Can I Save My Teeth?
Is a Bone Graft Essential Before Receiving Dental Implants
The Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Aftercare Tips For Periodontal Disease Treatment
Do Extractions Eliminate Gum Disease?
What Stages of Gum Disease Can be Cured?
Taking Care of Your Implants
What Happens If Periodontal Disease Isnt Treated?
Why Is Dry Mouth A Problem For My Teeth And Gums?
Risks Involved with Periodontist Treatments
Why is sedation dentistry needed?
Treatment Options for Periodontitis
Gingivitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Periodontal diseases.
What Causes Gum Disease
Here are ways to maintain healthy gums
Always ask these 3 questions when going to a new dentist
Can Gum Disease Affect Infants
When Do You Need Gum Rejuvenation
Is Flossing Too Difficult? Try a Water Flosser
Frequently asked questions about periodontology
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Tips for a Cleaner and Healthier Gums and Teeth
Oral or IV Sedation: Which One is Right for You?
Here are things every person with dentures needs to know
Dental Implants Placement And Age Limits
Brush or Floss First: Here is What You Need to Know
Tooth Replacement Options Using Dental Implants
The Hidden Link Between Dum Disease and Alzheimers
Can Hormonal Imbalance Cause Oral Health Problems?
What is Peri-Implant Disease?
Four Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Gum Surgery
The Most Common Early Signs of Gum Disease
What Is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?
5 Benefits of Consulting a Prosthodontist
It Is Possible to Ease the Symptoms of Diabetes with Gum Disease Treatment
Types of Services We Can Offer
How Does the Root of Your Tooth Become Exposed?
When May You Need a Perioscopy?
How Aggressive Flossing Could Lead To Gum Damage
Foods That You Can Eat as Snacks To Help Clean Your Teeth
How Gums Change as You Get Older
Understanding Denture Stomatitis and What It Means
Signs the Pain You Feel Could Be a Dental Abscess
Alcohol Leaves a Lasting Impact on Your Gums When Consumed Regularly
Preparing for Your First Visit to a Periodontist
How To Reverse Periodontitis
4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
Why Smile Makeover Is Needed for Senior Citizens?
What is Periodontal Disease?
How Do You Develop Plaque?
What is Trench Mouth and How Is It Treated?
Brushing Too Aggressive Can Cause Damage to Your Gums
How Can We Tell When Gums Require Grafts?
Lasers Make Treating Gum Trouble Easier
Are Gum Pockets a Problem?
Why Do So Many Athletes Have Gum Disease?
Is Your Oral Health Connected to the Health of Your Prostate?
Dry Mouth Can Increase Gum Disease Problems
How Same-Day Dentures Work
What Options Do You Have with Periodontal Plastic Surgery?
Can Your Regular Dentist Treat Your Gum Disease?
Ways of Treating Gums that Do Not Stay Tight Against Your Teeth
Can You Eat Right After a Gum Graft?
People of All Ages Need to Be Aware of Their Gum Health
What to Do to Improve the Health of Your Gums
What is the Diagnosis Process for Gum Disease?
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