1. We detect and clean infection.
Dental health is not only about cavities, it is about much more! Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Even if you have never had a cavity before, this is a sign that you have an oral health concern. Completely healthy mouths do not bleed or have pain. Even if it has been happening your whole life, that does not mean it is normal. If your gums bleed when you floss or brush, it generally means you have an infection which is often caused by gingivitis or periodontitis. Gingivitis often turns into periodontitis if left untreated. Better known as gum disease, periodontitis is a definite path to tooth loss as infection causes loss in bone, and bone is the anchor that holds the tooth in place. As the bone deteriorates from infection, the tooth has nothing to hold onto and becomes mobile and falls out. Gum disease has also been shown to have a relationship to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and osteoporosis. A routine dental appointment every 3-4 months can vastly improve your dental health. The earlier your dentist can catch this infection, the easier it will be for you to prevent further complications.