Gum disease or Periodontitis is the result of bacteria building up in oral tissues that leads to the formation of plaque. The plaque then hardens into tartar which will need professional dental cleaning to get rid of. Gingivitis, which causes gums to inflame and bleed, is a pretty mild form of gum disease that can potentially advance or elevate into periodontitis if not treated immediately. Periodontitis, on the other hand, is a more serious form of gum disease which causes the inner layer of the gum and bone to pull away from the teeth and form pockets.
How to Treat Gum Disease?
Your gum disease treatment will solely depend on the treatment plan that will be created and customized for you by our dentist based on the results of your diagnosis. There are a variety of procedures that can help cure gum disease. Some of them include deep scaling, root planing, laser dentistry, or surgery. The best available procedure that will be able to address your condition will be administered by our dentist.
Bad breath or halitosis is a condition that causes dry mouth or smelly breath. It is most commonly the result of either of the following: bad oral hygiene, specific food choices, smoking, dehydration, open mouth breathing, dry mouth, medications, or underlying health problems. Bad breath can be extremely burdensome to most people because it causes them embarrassment and social anxiety. Below are some of the best ways to treat halitosis.
How to Treat Your Halitosis
- Practise proper oral hygiene daily
- Use a tongue scraper to remove dirt on tongue
- Avoid eating foods with a foul odour
- Quit smoking
- Drink enough water
- Visit our dental office for a comprehensive oral check-up and exam