We’re all getting more excited as Christmas and the holidays edge closer, but this can be a detrimental time for your teeth and oral health if care is not taken to protect them. Don’t worry, here at Sync, we’re not advocating a ban on all sweet and sugary treats but are offering the best tips to maintain the best level of care for your teeth and avoid cavities.
If you are worried about any part of your oral health, do not wait until the New Year to see the dentist. It is important to learn the tell-tale signs of gum disease so that the problem can be reversed. If left too long, gingivitis (early gum disease) can lead to periodontitis which is not reversible but treatable.
Gum disease is a result of plaque build up that leads to bacteria irritating the gum tissue. The biggest symptom of gum disease is red and inflamed gums, followed by bleeding gums when brushing, mouth sensitivity and bad breath.
The purpose of a hygiene appointment is to help you maintain excellent oral health in between check-ups with the dentist. The hygienist asks a few lifestyle and dental questions so that the appointment can be tailored to your needs so you can get the best treatment possible. The hygienist will then carry out a scale and polish which removes all tartar and plaque build-up as well as surface stains, resulting in smoother and cleaner feeling teeth.
If you are interested in booking a hygiene appointment, please contact one of the friendly team today for more information.