At our practice we always carry out a soft tissue exam which involves checking around the whole of the oral cavity to screen for conditions such as oral cancer.
Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important because it removes plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it continues to build up, feeding on the food debris left behind and causing tooth decay and gum disease.
Most people see their dentist for a few days every year, for a cleaning, tips on hygiene, and an overall check-up. But for the remaining three hundred and sixty or so days, they’re on their own.
So you can see the relative importance of your role in maintaining your own oral health.
And for your part? That’s where our intensive, personalised patient education comes in. Once we understand what’s going on in your mouth, we take all the time needed to explain things to you, including potential concerns and how to prevent them from growing into realities. We’ll give you the informational tools and recommendations you need to keep up your end of the deal.
Most people think their gums are perfectly healthy. But 80% of the time they’re not. Infact, most people are unknowingly walking around with some level of chronic gum disease. And while that’s not pleasent to think about, it’s even worse to let it continue . You see, while even relatively advanced gum disease is not perceptible to the average person, it can cause permanent tissue damage, and bone loss if not arrested. That’s why we have such a meticulous ‘soft tissue management’ gum care programme.
We chart everything, diagnose even the tiniest signs of trouble, and aggressively treat any problems so that you can be free of periodontal disease.
If you have gum disease, you have a much higher risk of:
Plus, you have a higher risk of diabetes, respiratory disease, arthritis, obesity, and other diseases.