The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate your oral health and think about the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning. For many patients, we recommend they visit every six months for a cleaning; however, there are a number of patients who have certain conditions, and we recommend a shorter interval between appointments. One such condition is gum disease. Although gum disease is one of the most common dental problems that affects adults, there are not many warning signs that alert patients to a problem. Read on to learn more about this serious condition and how it can affect your oral health.
Do you find yourself self-conscious over the smell of your breath? Or do you always take a step back when speaking closely to others? Bad breath is something that we all try to avoid but experience from time to time. Bad breath usually happens after eating or drinking certain foods and drinks. The problem occurs when you experience bad breath more often than not. Bad breath can be a sign that there is a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what problems may be occurring in your mouth.
When visiting our office for a hygiene examination, many of our patients think that we are simply cleaning their teeth and checking for tooth decay. While that is accurate, we also examine for more serious issues that can develop and affect your oral and overall health. Gum disease is one of the diseases that we look for, and it affects more than 50% of the adults in the US. Many adults who are affected by gum disease are unaware.