When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit! This year has flown by, and we understand if visiting us slipped your mind. With the new year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule a visit. We know that this time of year can be hectic, but we never advise postponing a cleaning or recommended treatment. Delaying dental care can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Read on to learn more.
When was the last time you had an oral hygiene examination? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit. These appointments are important because we look for problem areas in your mouth. One common condition that we look for is gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects the gums surrounding the teeth. It consists of a serious gum infection and inflammation caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth.