Studies show that patients who see their hygienist on a scheduled basis are more likely to have healthier bone and gums and tend to keep their teeth significantly longer. Poor oral health can affect your ability to properly chew and digest your food, leading to serious nutritional and systemic problems. Loss of teeth and unhealthy surrounding structures can affect your appearance and self-esteem. Maintenance therapy is important!
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from cavities alone and it affects three out of four adults at some point in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good plaque removal and gum stimulation with brushing, flossing and other home aids performed on a daily basis.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless bacterial film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these germs and help prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Brushing and flossing daily is not enough to reach the hidden areas where tartar and plaque can build up, which is why you come and see us! A dental hygienist uses special instruments to clean your teeth, remove tartar and plaque while helping to prevent gum disease and/or bone loss.
If you are interested in learning more about Maintenance Therapy call Advanced Dental Health at 303-771-0225. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule your appointment with Dr. Prendergast.