It is essential to visit our Dental Hygienist on a regular basis at our office even if you come in regularly for dental treatments. Our Registered Dental Hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases-both to protect teeth and gums, and also to protect our patients’ total health. We can also provide Sedation for Deep Cleaning to patients who require this.
If you are looking for teeth cleaning services in Ankeny, Urbandale, or the greater Des Moines, Iowa area, then request an appointment now!
Brushing and flossing your teeth may be more important than you think. Gingivitis, an early phase of gum disease, is inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of plaque and bacteria above the gum line.
If left untreated gingivitis can progress to Periodontitis, a more serious and damaging stage of infection and resulting gum inflammation. Recent studies have demonstrated there is an association between Periodontitis and certain systemic diseases, such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease, which remains a leading cause of death in both men and women.
More research is needed and is underway to better understand the exact nature of this association and the potential impact serious gum disease may be having on these systemic conditions.
Fighting oral bacteria and gum inflammation associated with Gingivitis by brushing and flossing regularly (after every meal) is a simple step that people can incorporate into their daily routines to help keep their mouths healthy, and this may have a positive effect on their overall health.