Gum Disease and Dental Hygiene

dental hygiene - willow bend dental - plano, txEveryone wants a bright, beaming smile – the good news is it’s not difficult to achieve with proper care and attention! At Willow Bend Dental, we take a holistic approach to oral health. To achieve that picture-perfect grin, establishing a proper hygiene routine and maintaining preventative measures is paramount. As long as you’re brushing and flossing and coming in for your visits, we will take care of the rest for you!

Sometimes, periodontal disease can come about through no fault of your own. Genetics, misalignment, certain medications and diseases, and even stress can be factors in the development of gum disease. Even if periodontal disease is detected due to neglect and plaque buildup, you’ll still want the best on your side. At Willow Bend Dental, we detect and diagnose gum disease early and follow diagnosis with aggressive and swift treatment because gum disease can also affect bones and can result in loss of teeth. Once periodontal disease and inflammation has developed severely and bone loss has developed, it cannot be reversed. If you’re experiencing swollen or red gums that are tender or bleed, or you have bad breath – gum disease could likely be the cause. Sometimes, a dental professional will need to diagnose you, as some patients are unaware they are affected, which is why maintaining your regular hygiene appointments is crucial. Even if disease is detected, our periodontal therapy techniques will you get you back on track with your oral health.

At your dental hygiene checkups, you can expect:

  • Professional and thorough exams and cleanings
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • X-rays
  • Specialized treatment for sensitive teeth or gums, halitosis (bad breath), mouth ulcers or cold sores, stain removal, and fluorosis.
  • Sealants, when necessary

Schedule an appointment!

A healthy, white smile is waiting for you! If you’re ready for an exam, contact our practice today.