Solutions to keep your teeth and gums healthy with gum, teeth, and hygiene exam
Helping our patients avoid dental problems is one of our greatest missions at Albrecht Family Dentistry. We place a strong focus on preventative dentistry services to promote oral health and help our patients enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. Good overall health is closely linked to oral health. By keeping your mouth healthy, you can help reduce the risk of serious medical conditions such as heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and even Alzheimers. At Albrecht Family Dentistry in West Bend, Wisconsin, we offer solutions to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Routine dental exams are one of the cornerstones of maintaining good oral health. During these visits, we provide you with a complete visual exam and digital imaging to assess the health of the teeth and gums. We recommend that patients visit us every six months for these exams. This time frame has proven vital to early detection and long-term achievement of oral health. The earlier we can identify dental problems, the easier they are to treat and the less damage they cause to the hard and soft tissues in the mouth.
Professional dental cleanings are another significant component of preventive dentistry. During this part of the visit, our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth to remove any plaque and tartar that may have accumulated. Plaque is a clear, sticky substance that can lead to tooth decay and is difficult to remove entirely with at-home brushing.
Good preventative dental care doesn’t stop when you leave our office after your routine exam. It’s up to you to maintain good oral hygiene habits the rest of the year to maintain a clean, healthy mouth. That includes brushing at least twice each day, flossing every day, and eating a healthy diet high in nutrient-rich foods and low in sugar.
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If you wait to visit the dentist until there’s a problem, chances are it has already caused more damage than necessary. Scheduling routine preventive appointments can help you avoid the time and money involved with extensive restorative care. If you live near West Bend, WI, call Albrecht Family Dentistry today at (262) 357-6622 to book an appointment.
The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis includes swelling, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how advanced the disease has become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.