More than just a dental cleaning!
The health of your teeth and gums is the foundation of your oral health as well as your whole-body health. Here at Dowsett Dental Health, we have a comprehensive periodontal program that bases our treatment planning on the actual bacteria that is in the mouth. We do an oral bacterial DNA test so we can treat targeted bacteria to prevent both gum, bone disease and bad breath.
Why Get Tested for Oral Bacteria?
Here at Dowsett Dental Health, we are always trying to improve our knowledge and treatment options to best suit you. We have started oral microbial testing to determine what your risk factors are and which bacteria are present in your mouth. We can then treat your infection more specifically.
With the use of the lab results from a microbial test, Dr. Dowsett can achieve improved treatment outcomes and better oral-systemic health.
The protocol involves an analysis of the whole mouth, including the saliva, under and above the gums, the tongue, cheeks, and throat. The bacteria causing gum disease and breath order don’t just live below the gums.
Knowing what is causing oral infection is absolutely necessary to get predictable and positive results for treating gum disease and halitosis.
Please ask one of the team members for further information and how you can get tested today.
What is periodontal disease?
It is a term used to describe a group of conditions that involves inflammation of the gums and other structures, such as bone, that support the teeth.
We recommend coming to Dr. Nathalie Dowsett’s office for a dental cleaning a minimum of every six months. This gives our dentist and dental team the opportunity to professionally clean your teeth, examine your dental health and prevent any major dental issues. Your cleaning will involve your dental hygienist cleaning the surfaces of your teeth to remove any plaque or calculus. This technique is very beneficial because it has the potential to prevent the development of gum disease and periodontal disease. The cleaning also involves your hygienist flossing, rinsing, washing and polishing your teeth. This is a great way to deeply clean the hard-to-reach crevices in your mouth and lower the risk of infection.
Dr. Nathalie Dowsett also asks you to continue cleaning your teeth every day between your visits. This cleaning should include brushing your teeth at least twice every day and flossing at least once every day. Maintaining good dental hygiene can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent the spread of infection and decay.
To schedule your next dental cleaning, please feel free to call us today!