Why are healthy gums so important?
Most people think that if they take good care of their teeth, they’ll keep them for a lifetime. That’s Only partially true- good gum care is just as important.
The fact is, the leading cause of tooth loss isn’t cavities, it’s gum disease. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease, and if left untreated, it can lead to the more serious condition periodontitis. The result of periodontitis can be tooth loss.
To help you keep that smile not to mention the ability to bite and chew- it’s essential to keep your gums healthy.
Normal to progressive periodontitis
Gingivitis with periodontitis
Oral irrigation directs anti-microbial (anti-plaque) liquid below the gum line to flush out and kill germs to allow the regeneration of healthy tissue.
- Teeth & gums immediately after dental cleaning.
- Six months after cleaning. Teeth can have plaque build-up as well as stains from food. Coffee, tea and tobacco.
- One year after cleaning, plaque bui;d-up can harden into tartar (or calculus) formation.