Preventive and Periodontal Treatment

Coral Springs teeth cleaning

[hr]

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ost people have heard of gingivitis, but you’ve probably never heard the word prophy. So what is it? Prophy is short for prophylactic teeth cleaning.[pullquote-left] A regular dental cleaning, is indicated in patients with healthy gum and teeth.[/pullquote-left] Patients who are diagnosed by their dentist with an inflammation of their gum, commonly known as gingivitis, usually are treated with a deep cleaning.
Someone with gingivitis will normally have one or more of the following symptoms: swollen, shiny gum, general soreness of the mouth including bright red-inflamed gum. Gum may also be itchy and bleed easily when brushing or flossing. Bad breath or halitosis is also very common in a person with gingivitis.
[pullquote-right]Simply put, it starts with poor brushing or flossing and in most cases lack of profesional dental cleanings.[/pullquote-right] The main cause of gingivitis is plaque and tartar build up. First comes the plaque. Plaque is the yellow film on your teeth caused by food and bacteria in your mouth. Next comes the tartar. When plaque build up mixes with the saliva in your mouth it hardens over time and turns into tartar. Tartar, once is formed arround your teeth, it can’t be removed with brushing and flossing alone, and ultimately leads to gingivitis. It’s a vicious cycle.
Gingivitis can also be a warning sign for a more severe gum disease called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is when gingivitis is left untreated and can lead to bone loss or even tooth loss.

[hr]

Coral springs Gum Treatment