Did you know that gingivitis and periodontitis are oral infections that may affect 75% of adults and kids? You may not be aware that these and other oral infections can affect your overall health.
Gingivitis as an infection can be so mild that you may not even be aware that you have it. But even mild gingivitis must be taken seriously because it can easily lead to the next stage of infection, or periodontitis.
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth grow and multiply until the chemicals that they produce begin to destroy the tissues around the teeth. Initially there is bleeding and inflammation. If not controlled, this destruction continues until the small threads or ligaments that hold each tooth in place become weak or broken – resulting in periodontal pockets and recession of the gums around the infected teeth.
The Oravital™ System is completely safe, easy, non-invasive, and highly effective in the treatment of periodontal disease and bad breath. York Lanes Dental is an Oravital™ Clinic and knows that in addition to examining the gums for bleeding and for pockets, the biofilm in the mouth must be checked for harmful bacteria. Once the infection is treated, the mouth begins to heal.
The Oravital™ System is a unique science-based treatment process that succeeds by using a highly individualised approach that really works!
A COE is like a physical for your head and neck. It is a thorough evaluation and documentation of your teeth, gums, jaw bones, lymph nodes, and jaw joints. It is the foundation of the routine check-up. Your course of treatment is determined as a result of this exam.
A recare is exam is the check-up which determines any changes since the previous COE.
Digital x-rays show areas not visible to the eye.
A COE is recommended every 3-5 years depending on your history. Your dentist will determine what is right for you.
Yes, it is possible to have your teeth cleaned without having a check-up, but it is recommended that you see the dentist for a check-up every 6-9 months to catch problems early.