Plaque is a sticky layer that forms on your teeth and is caused by bacteria mixing with saliva. Plaque can change sugar and food particles into acid, which can cause tooth decay.
Scientific evidence suggests that periodontitis, in addition to being a major cause of tooth loss in adults, also increases the risk for several potentially fatal systemic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart and lung disease among others. Read more here.
You should consult with your dentist or periodontist at least every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning. If you have a history of periodontal disease and infection, your visits with a periodontist should be as frequent as every 3 – 4 months to ensure your condition remains stable, and to address any flare-ups timeously.
Yes, we can! Sensitivity can be caused by a wide array of problems, such as exposed dentine tubules, bruxing or even gum recession. This can all be treated, some with simple habit changes or fluoride treatment, to some more advanced surgical treatments. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
It is extremely important to keep the area around your dental implant clean and free of plaque so that peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis can be avoided. We want your implants to last a lifetime and as with your normal teeth, taking care of your implants is vital.
Once the dental prosthesis has been attached, you can start brushing around the implant. In order to remove the most plaque, a toothpaste and/or mouth rinse that is antibacterial may be suggested by your Periodontist. Brush your teeth and implants thoroughly. Your dental professional will show you the most effective way of removing plaque. Since the toothbrush does not reach into the spaces between teeth and other small spaces, it’s recommended that an interdental brush and dental floss are used.
Yes, we do. There are many bleaching kits for home use, but most people do not know how to use them correctly, or bare knowledge of the damage it can do to your teeth and gums with excessive or incorrect usage.
We urge you to consult with us for a professional bleaching for your unique needs which will render the best result. You will also receive a home care kit and usage instructions for optimal results.