Routine Oral Exams, Cleanings & Checkups Can Prevent Dental and Medical Problems
Visiting your dentist regularly is very important for your dental and medical health. Poor oral hygiene can not only lead to tooth decay, but can also lead to gum disease.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that begins to form on your teeth every day. This normal plaque buildup generates acids that slowly eat away the protective enamel of your teeth, and when not removed on a regular basis, can create cavities. Even when you brush your teeth really well, plaque begins to form again within just a couple of hours.
When you visit our office for a dental cleaning in Jacksonville Beach, we will remove all of the plaque and tartar that normal brushing and flossing leaves behind. We also perform oral cancer screenings with each checkup, as well as an overall assessment of your oral health.
Your Teeth & Gums are Equally Important
Gum disease, also called Periodontitis, is generally caused by bacteria from plaque and tartar buildup. Gum disease can also be accelerated by tobacco use, clenching or grinding teeth, genetics and some medications. The earliest stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis and if left untreated can progress to the second stage, known as Periodontitis.
Signs of gum disease include:
- Red, bleeding, and/or swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Drifting teeth leading to gaps
- Abscessed teeth
Studies have shown that gum disease can contribute to life threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, preterm birth and more. Along with proper brushing, flossing, regular dental cleanings and checkups, periodontal therapy by Dr. Jumber at Beaches Dentistry and Wellness in Jacksonville will help you regain gum health and take control of your future oral health.
Dr. Jumber uses a variety of techniques to treat periodontal disease, from conservative methods to the most advanced laser technology including the 1st and only FDA Approved laser – the Millenium PerioLase MVP-7 (LANAP) Digital Laser.