PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE IN ST KILDA
Regular maintenance is so important for the health of your mouth. Not only for your teeth, but your gums and bone too, which is the foundation that helps hold everything together.
Have you heard anyone talk about gum disease, or what we refer to as gingivitis or periodontitis before? Basically it is a condition that affects the supporting tissues for your teeth. This can cause inflammation, bleeding, pocketing, and if left untreated, loss of bone and eventually teeth. Pretty scary huh?!
The main cause of gum disease is plaque. So there are just a few things you can do to avoid it, reverse it (if at the gingivitis stage) and manage it –
- Brush effectively
- Floss regularly
- See a dentist routinely
At Grey Street Dentist, we are all about prevention which is why we recommend our patients come in every 6-12 months for a check up and a clean so we can keep an eye out for anything suspicious, which saves any expensive emergency dental treatment in the future and keeps any plaque build up at bay.
For more information about gum disease, click on the Australian Dental Association link below.