Regular cleaning by our hygienists is an essential part of any patients oral health regimen. Not only will thorough cleaning of the gums around the roots and soft tissues of the teeth help prevent serious issues, it also gets us up close and personal where any issues can be discovered and dealt with early to prevent future problems.
Indications of a Problem
While alert hygienists and dentists will catch most problems, between visits it is up to you to keep a watch on your dental health. Here are some symptoms that a periodontics issue may be arising: gums that are red, swollen, tender or bleed easily; gums pulled back from the base of the teeth; persistent bad breath, or bad taste in the mouth; permanent teeth that seem loose; any change in the feel of your bite, or fitting of dental appliances.
People who are at higher risk for these issues include; smokers, those who do not brush and floss regularly, diabetics and those taking certain types of medication. If you fit any of these categories, regular cleanings and exams may be even more important for your dental health.
If you are in need of periodontics, call Capitol Hill Dentistry & Braces to schedule an appointment.