Hygiene & Prevention
At Belleville Dental Care our Belleville and Tweed teams believe in prevention first. We provide the Belleville and Tweed communities education and preventative dental services, including exams and teeth cleaning, that will help maintain your optimal oral health. We recommend two to three oral health checkups in combination with your at home brushing and flossing regimen.
Importance of Proper Oral Hygiene
Your dental hygiene is so important because your oral health can affect your overall health.
Gum disease has been directly linked to other health concerns, including heart disease.
We stress the importance of preventative dental health services including regular dental check ups, dental x-rays and professional oral cleanings at least twice a year.
Our dental hygienists are you partner in oral health! They will walk you through each and every hygiene appointment and teach you how to brush and floss properly to maintain your oral health at home.
Five Tips from our Dental Hygienists
- Maintain at home: brush & floss as your dental hygienists instructs.
- Limit sugar exposure: tame your sweet tooth!
- Limit acid exposure: acid causes decay in teeth.
- Keep your check-ups: maintain professional hygiene care.
- Early intervention: visit your dentist at first signs of a problem.
We Identify and Treat Infections with the OraVital® System
Without knowing it, you could have an infection in your gums that may be causing bad breath or bleeding. When left untreated this can lead to loss of a tooth or risk of other health issues, including heart disease.
At Belleville Dental Care we offer the OraVital® System to help diagnose and treat oral infections. OraVital's Sytem uses a sensitive DNA test to help detect specific pathogens in your saliva or on the tongue. This analysis provides us with a detailed, multi-panel, whole-mouth picture of your oral health.
Once we know which bacteria is causing the infection, we can provide you with treatment to control the infection. Along with a personalized regimen of prescribed antibiotic or oral rinses, the OraVital® System can help control gum disease in most patients in as early as four weeks.
In addition, this system can help us to diagnose and treat the oral-systemic health link. Schedule your consultation today.