Tweed Hygiene & Preventative Dentistry
At Tweed Dental Care we believe that when it comes to your smile, prevention is far better than treatment! We provide our patients with a thorough understanding of their oral health, education on how to care for their teeth and gums between visits, and preventative dental services, including exams and teeth cleaning, to help keep our community's smiles healthy.
Importance of Proper Oral Hygiene
Your oral health can affect your overall health which is why your at-home oral health routine is so important.
Gum disease has been directly linked to other health concerns, including heart disease.
Our team of dental professionals stress the importance of preventative dental health services including regular dental check ups, dental x-rays and professional cleanings at least twice a year.
Our hygienists are your partners in oral health! They will walk you through each hygiene appointment and teach you how to care for your teeth and gums between appointments.
Five Tips from our Dental Hygienists
- Maintain at home: brush & floss as your dental hygienists instructs.
- Limit sugar exposure: tame your sweet tooth!
- Limit acid exposure: acid causes decay in teeth.
- Keep your check-ups: maintain professional hygiene care.
- Early intervention: visit your dentist at first signs of a problem.
Our Dental Team Identifies and Treats Infections with the OraVital® System
Without knowing it, you could have an infection in your gums that may be causing bad breath or bleeding. When left untreated this can lead to loss of a tooth or risk of other health issues, including heart disease.
At Tweed Dental Care we offer the OraVital® System to help diagnose and treat oral infections. OraVital's System uses a sensitive DNA test to help detect specific pathogens in your saliva or on the tongue. This analysis provides us with a detailed, multi-panel, whole-mouth picture of your oral health.
Once we know which bacteria is causing the infection, we can provide you with treatment to control the infection. Along with a personalized regimen of prescribed antibiotic or oral rinses, the OraVital® System can help control gum disease in most patients in as early as four weeks.
In addition, this system can help us to diagnose and treat the oral-systemic health link. Schedule your consultation today.