Hygiene/Periodontal Health

The Connection Between Oral Hygiene and Oral Health

At Country Club Dental, we are committed to providing superior levels of service for your best oral health. In order for your oral health to be at its absolute best, it is imperative that you keep a high level of quality oral hygiene in your home. Your consistent oral hygiene routine plays a large role in your oral health. We can provide the information and education that you need to establish a routine that will keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in their best condition. Please let us know if you have any question on the best way to maintain a healthy, white smile.

It’s Not Just the Teeth

Your teeth are certainly an important part of your oral health; however, healthy gums are also essential to superior oral wellbeing. Part of your regular cleanings include periodontal cleanings in order to provide the best health for your gums.

Oral Cancer Screenings Are Crucial

As with any cancer, catching it early will provide a greater range of treatment options and greater chances for successful treatment. Advancing technology has given dentists the opportunity to identify oral cancer very early in its development. Early diagnosis significantly raises the likelihood of surviving the cancer.

A visual inspection during a regular cleaning can often catch oral cancer, but the use of ultraviolet rays has made it possible for dentists to spot oral cancer before it can be detected by the human eye. It is crucial for patients to schedule checkups and screenings every six months.

It is also helpful for patients to choose healthy lifestyles in order to avoid the greater possibility of oral cancer. For example, a heavy smoker or drinker will provide a much greater scenario for the development of oral cancer.

Root Planing and Periodontal Health

When plaque and tartar accumulate below the gum line, this can also make a negative impact on your oral health. We are able to use special equipment to clean and smooth your gums. If your gums are not kept clean, they can become infected by the bacteria that is left. Inform your dentist if you are experiencing any bleeding while you are brushing your teeth.