Even if you are meticulous when brushing and flossing, there are hard-to-clean places that accumulate the build-up of plaque that hardens into tartar. This can only be removed by a dental hygienist. With regular professional cleanings, the possibility of tartar forming below the gumline can be avoided, which is how gum disease and other serious health problems can start. We advise patients to take this recommendation seriously for good health.
Not only do our bodies show the signs of
wear and tear and age, so do our teeth. Years of caffeine and tobacco
consumption can stain enamel, plaque can build up and form tartar, and
fillings often loosen and need replacement before decay sets in. Certain
medications reduce the flow of saliva through the mouth, which is
essential for good oral health.
With regular check-ups, we can stay on top of these and other problems. Gum disease and root decay often show up during senior years, and they require immediate attention to avoid other problems. We continue to emphasize the importance of good nutrition and proper daily dental hygiene.
If you experience bleeding gums or loose teeth, this is often a sign of infected gums. Please do not delay in calling us.
We offer an alternative in preventing and relieving
headaches with the NTI™ device. This small, acrylic oral appliance
relieves the tension in the scalp muscles to bring relief from
headaches. Patients who have used this appliance have achieved a 77%
reduction of migraine events, according to clinical statistics.
It is easy to use, brings relief quickly, and is very affordable. Be sure to ask us about this appliance that will bring a new quality of life for you.
A link between dental health and diabetes has been identified by medical researchers. Not all dentists have the specialized training to assist patients who have blood sugar problems. Dr. Marino has received this training and can halt the vicious cycle between uncontrolled blood sugar and gum disease. She offers a complimentary consultation about how certain dental treatment and care can help. Our team is here to ensure you have your best oral health, and no one will ever be judgmental about your condition or dental problems.
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (858) 578-0800.