Tartar can contain up to 1,000 bacterial species, which create what is called a biofilm. Many of the microorganisms present in your biofilm are neutral or harmless, but the dangerous bacteria are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, two things you need to avoid if you want to keep your natural teeth! Knowing this, you probably want to confirm that your oral hygiene routine is in tip-top shape. Here is the routine experts follow and recommend:
This correlation becomes even scarier when we look at the following statistic: up to 50% of the population in the United States has gum disease. However, it doesn’t have to be scary. Gum disease is treatable and preventable, and we can help you do both!
If Dr. Vogler finds anything suspicious, he can painlessly obtain cells for testing during your appointment with the OralCDx® Brush Test.
*Can be found on the gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, lips, or any surface of the mouth.
You may have realized it by now, but at A Smile By Design, we love your smile! That’s why we highly recommend protecting it by wearing a mouthguard if you or anyone else in your family participate in contact sports. Not only can they prevent the loss of a tooth, but they can defend against painful injuries that occur from your teeth coming into contact with your cheeks or tongue.
If you’re tempted to purchase the stock variety or a boil and bite guard from a local sporting goods store, we understand. That seems more convenient and affordable, but when you compare the customized fit and durable material of a professionally crafted mouthguard, the difference becomes clear and the choice is easier to make. Our advanced mouthguards also protect from nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching, which make for a very unhappy TMJ.