Spokane Periodontal Maintenance
Practicing dental hygiene happens to be of paramount importance when it comes to an individual’s oral health. Dental hygiene is comprised of brushing your teeth daily, as well as tongue brushing and flossing. Besides dental hygiene, everyone is encouraged to visit their dentist for a professional cleaning every three to six months or so, based on the health of your gums and how high your oral hygiene levels are.
Dental hygiene can be described as a preventative kind of oral therapy. It regularly disrupts bacterial biofilm from growing within your mouth. When proper dental hygiene is practiced, you minimize the risk for developing halitosis (bad breath), dental cavities, periodontal disease (gum disease), and gingivitis.
Periodontal maintenance is essentially oral hygiene appointments for those who have gum disease. The process tends to be conducted every 90 days, alternating between a dentist and a periodontist. The periodontal maintenance’s purpose is to regulate, slow down, and stabilize gum disease from progressing. In our dental clinic, periodontal maintenance involves ultrasonic and manual teeth cleaning, periodontal pocket laser disinfection, teeth polishing, and dental hygiene instructions. At least once per year, a patient will need to ask their dentist to look for any periodontal pockets. For the most part, periodontal maintenance is only required if a patient’s gum disease is stabilized, either by way of gum surgeries and/or deep cleaning (root planning and scaling).
Contact us today by calling the South Hill Dental Office: 509-536-5360 or North Dental Office: 509-466-9638. Feel free to call and ask us any questions that you have about your Dental Hygiene. Our staff of dental practitioners will be happy to respond and give you more insight into whatever you’re concerned about.