There’s so much more to having a healthy smile than simply brushing your teeth. Your gums need to be in tip-top shape too because they take care of your teeth and hold them in place for a job that needs to last a lifetime.
Your Wilmington dentist will be the first one to tell you that good oral hygiene is important because it affects more than just your smile, your whole body health can be at risk too. Regular brushing and preventive dental care with us can help remove harmful plaque that can irritate your gums.
Why Good Oral Hygiene is Key
You have the power to prevent diseases in your body simply by taking care of your gums and teeth. When you have an infection that originates in your mouth, it can have serious impacts elsewhere in your body. Think of it this way: You start to notice that your gums are inflamed and bleeding. Then it turns into a more serious condition known as periodontal disease. This could lead to tooth loss!
Mouth infections have also commonly been linked to:
- Low birth rates
- Premature birth
- Heart problems
- Respiratory issues
How We Can Help
Dr. Michael T. Rosen and his team have some of the most advanced dental technology available, which can help alleviate discomfort in your treatment and better address critical issues in your health. We specifically choose tools that are designed to bring you incredible comfort and highly effective treatment for a state-of-the-art, yet gentle dental hygiene experience.
One of the most powerful tools we use is something called an Ultrasonic scaler. It relies on a series of high-frequency sound waves to clean your teeth to a healthy level. Gone are the invasive metal scrapers and hand scalers you remember from the past. Dentistry has come a long way, making care amazingly gentle and effective at removing harmful tartar from both below and above your gum line. Ultrasonic scalers bring a big boost to regular cleanings and advanced periodontal care.