Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

One of the most serious conditions associated with poor oral hygiene is gum disease. Swollen and bleeding gums often serve as a warning sign that your gums are infected, which can lead to permanent damage to your teeth and underlying bone.

When you visit Guatemala Dental Team, our dentists will conduct a periodontal exam to determine the severity of your gum disease before recommending a course of treatment. Treatment can be as simple as lifestyle modifications, including diet changes, to more advanced procedures involving deep cleaning or surgery. Gum disease must be treated before more complex cosmetic, maxillofacial, or orthodontic work can be performed.

Proper oral hygiene is imperative to the health and longevity of your teeth. The best way to keep your teeth healthy and prevent gum disease is by making preventative care part of your daily routine. The dentists at Guatemala Dental Team recommend the following steps to ensure good oral hygiene:

  • Brush teeth twice daily (and after meals too!)
  • Floss teeth daily

See your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning procedure

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