Dental Hygiene Services in Guelph
- Have qualified Dentists and Dental Hygienists take care of gums and oral health!
- Your medical history has a great impact on your oral health, our Dentists can assess the impact of any medications on your gums, teeth etc
- Flexible Appointmet Scheudilng for Families
- One-stop Preventative Dental Care - We provide prompto, comfortable and comprehensive care: all in one location, with on-staff x-ray facilities, dental hygienists and dentists.
This is why Gum Disease is not good for you!
Common Signs of Gum Disease
- Red, swollen, bleeding gums that may or may not hurt
- Bad breath or a bad taste
- Gums that are receeding, or appear loose and pulling away from your teeth
- Loose teeth
- Spaces appearing between teeth that were not there before
Click here to watch Whoopi Goldberg, a host on The View, speak about her personal experience with gum disease.
How is Gum Disease Treated?
For gum disease that is limited to the gums and has not proceded to affect the bone supporting the teeth, the simple treatment is a professional cleaning followed by good home care at home (will be detailed later).
In instances where gum disease is advance, or the indnividual has not had a cleaning in many years, it is often required to have the first few cleanings performed under local anaesthetic to ensure a thorough cleaning and no bacteria are left behind.
For the vast majority of people, this is sufficient. In some instances with aggressive gum disease, further surgical treatment may be required to halt the disease and establish health in the gums and bone surrounding the teeth.
How can I prevent Gum Disease?
Once you achieved good health of your gums, the simplest way to prevent and maintain it is by:
- Maintaining regular cleanings through dental hygiene visits at the dental office - this means getting your teeth cleaning every 3-6 months. For most health individiuals a 6 month interval is sufficient. For those with a history of gum disease, or those who are prone to gum disease because of other factors (eg: diabetes, smoking, severe crowding etc), a through dental cleaning every 3-4 months is necessary to prevent relapse.
- Good home care: this means brushing properly and adquately, and flossing regularly. Some individuals may require additioanl aids that we can help with.