Everything Starts with Good Oral Hygiene and Preventative Care
Do you want to know the easiest, the cheapest and the most effective way to have healthy teeth and gums? The best way you can ensure that your smile stays beautiful? Here at the dental clinic in Surrey, we believe everything starts with good oral hygiene and regular preventative care.
You will get the best of dental care at our Surrey dental clinic. But your Surrey dentist and hygienist will also help you maintain good oral health by helping you establish an effective daily oral hygiene routine. Following it will help you keep your teeth healthy and white, and your smile sparkling and bright!
It’s important, though, to realize that your teeth aren’t the only important things in your mouth – your gums also play a vital role in your oral health.
Amazingly, four out of every five people have periodontal disease but don’t realize it! Bad breath, tenderness and bleeding gums are signs of periodontal disease. It’s the top cause of tooth loss and that’s bad enoug;, but periodontal disease has also been linked to serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even stroke.
A diabetic whose blood glucose levels are not under control will be more likely to develop severe periodontal disease and lose some teeth than someone who is not diabetic. There’s also some recent groundbreaking research that indicates serious gum disease can promote higher blood glucose levels, making diabetes more difficult to control. The upshot is that a diabetic who has poor oral hygiene can have an increased risk of complications from the diabetes.
There are some important steps you should follow if you have diabetes:
- Keep your blood glucose levels under control
- If you’re a smoker, quit!
- Visit our dental clinic in Surrey every six months
- Brush and floss every day
- If your Surrey dentist recommends a customized oral hygiene routine, follow it.
Our team can provide periodontal cleanings and treat your gum disease, or we can refer you to a trusted periodontist (a dentist who specializes in the field). Please call to learn how to prevent periodontal disease or set up a personalized treatment plan.