Has it been some time since you last visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If so, we recommend scheduling your next appointment today. We recommend routine exams every six months, with some patients requiring more frequent appointments. During these appointments, we do more than clean the teeth and inspect for decay, we also look for other oral conditions that can greatly affect not only your oral health but your overall health as well. One condition that we inspect for is gum disease. Gum disease affects more than half of American adults and is known as the silent disease because it does not have common warning signs as do other issues such as decay.
One of our goals is to help you keep your natural teeth for your entire life. There are a number of ways that we do this, but the most important is through hygiene examinations and cleanings. When you visit us for routine appointments, we not only clean your teeth thoroughly, but we also inspect for other diseases that can seriously impact your oral health. Do you know which oral disease affects more than half of American adults and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults? Read on to learn if you guessed correctly.