The Power of Dental Cleaning in Preventing Gum Disease

The Power of Dental Cleaning in Preventing Gum Disease

Good oral health results in more than a bright smile; it’s crucial for your overall well-being. At Beausejour Dental Centre, we emphasize the importance of regular dental cleanings. One significant benefit of these cleanings is the prevention of gum disease, a common issue that can impact your mouth and overall health. Let’s explore how regular dental cleanings can be your best defense against gum disease.

Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease, a condition also called periodontal disease, is when the gingival (gum) tissue surrounding your teeth becomes infected. It’s one of the top reasons for adult tooth loss. If it remains untreated, it can pave the way to more severe health issues. Gum disease usually starts with plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky biofilm filled with bacteria that forms on your teeth. If it’s not removed, it often hardens into tartar, which is more difficult to clean and can irritate your gums.

The Role of Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings at Beausejour Dental Centre play a vital role in preventing gum disease:

  • Removing Plaque and Tartar: Even with good brushing and flossing at home, removing all plaque is hard. Our dental cleanings effectively remove plaque and tartar, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Identifying Early Signs: Our team can identify the initial signs of gum disease during a cleaning. Proactive treatment can reduce the risk of it getting worse.
  • Professional Advice: We also guide you in improving your at-home oral hygiene routine, which is crucial in preventing gum disease.

Signs of Gum Disease

It’s essential to know the signs of gum disease so you can seek treatment as early as possible:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath

If you recognize any of the above signs, scheduling a dental visit is an essential next step. Taking action immediately is your best chance of addressing these issues before they become more severe.

Preventing Gum Disease at Home

Alongside regular dental cleanings, good oral hygiene at home is crucial:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss each day to remove plaque between your teeth.
  • Eat a diet that is balanced with limited sugary snacks.
  • Don’t smoke, as smoking increases your risk of gum disease.

Your Partner in Oral Health

At Beausejour Dental Centre, we are committed to helping you maintain healthy gums and teeth. With our professional cleanings and your daily care, you can effectively reduce your risk of gum disease.

We’re at 312 4th Street North, Beausejour, MB. Give us a call at 204-268-1782 to schedule your next dental cleaning. Trust our team to help ensure you retain a healthy, beautiful smile and good oral health. Remember, preventing gum disease starts in the dental chair but continues every day at home!

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