Most healthy patients can successfully manage their dental health with professional teeth cleanings and checkups every six months. However, patients managing gum disease may need extra teeth cleanings during the year.
Preventive Dental Care in North York
Many people wonder why they must visit their North York dentist regularly if their teeth are not bothering or hurting them. The reason is that dentistry is all about prevention. If we can catch problems as early as possible, treating them with the least expensive and most minor procedures is likely easier. So your preventive checkups and teeth cleanings actually save you time and money in the long term.
Gum disease is a prevalent condition among adults over the age of 30. It's an infection of the soft tissues and bone that support your teeth. The inflammation that causes gum disease also contributes to other non-dental related health concerns like heart disease and diabetes, and vice versa.
Detecting gum disease in its early stage, known as gingivitis, can help you successfully manage it and even reverse it in some cases. Unfortunately, periodontitis, advanced gum disease, can be controlled but never cured.
If it's time for your next dental appointment, contact your North York, ON dentist at (437) 900-8266 to schedule.