It has been known for a while now that appropriate preventative methods can stop the spread of diseases and disorders. Oral health is no exception. Professional oral hygiene procedures are necessary in order to have a healthy and beautiful smile, and confidently share it with others around us. More importantly, the human body is an integrated system, so poor oral health may have a significant negative impact on the wellbeing of our whole body. In turn, the condition of our body influences our oral health. This is a great incentive to start paying attention to our oral and overall health, is it not?
It is especially worth paying heed if you suffer from any of the following symptoms: bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, bad breath, dry mouth, mouth ulcers, tooth discoloration, toothache, loose teeth, or tooth loss. These are the signs that you have been caught unawares by oral diseases, such as dental decay, gingivitis, or periodontitis.
Dental decay is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in the world even though it is possible to avoid it entirely in the majority of decay cases by employing appropriate preventative measures. This disease is still the main reason men and women under the age of 40 lose their teeth in Lithuania. We have to emphasise that it is crucial to take care of children’s oral health because statistics speak for themselves: 68% of 3-year-olds and 84-100% of 15-year-olds have decayed teeth.
Professional oral hygiene procedures may be carried out already in adolescence, while lessons on individual oral hygiene practices may commence from early childhood. Those measures greatly contribute to dental disease prevention and are the foundation for good oral health in the future.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of gums and is diagnosed when the colour of gums changes from pink to red or bluish-red, and they swell and bleed while being brushed. Periodontitis is also a serious oral disease, accompanied by the following symptoms: chronic inflammation of gums, bleeding gums, bad breath, a large amount of dental plaque, formation of periodontal pockets, loose teeth, dental abscess, or tooth loss. According to the data from epidemiological studies, periodontitis affects 30-37% of Lithuanian residents between the ages of 34 to 44, and even up to 95% of those over 44.
Professional oral hygiene is not only a great way to treat identified health disorders but also to prevent them. The procedure includes the assessment of the patient’s dental and gum condition, removal of dental plaque and tartar, tooth enamel and filling polish, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the patient’s teeth brushing habits. Additionally, if it is required, other procedures may be carried out, such as fluoride treatment, procedures involving probiotics for oral health or a probiotic prescription for home use. It is also very important that at the end of the procedure the patients are trained in personal oral hygiene by choosing the most appropriate means and methods of individual daily oral hygiene. The great news is that by caring about oral disease prevention you will also foster the aesthetics of your smile. After the professional oral hygiene procedure, the CLINIC | DPC specialists will be able to carry out a teeth whitening procedure. It is performed at the dentist’s office by using a new generation of efficient and safe professional teeth whitening system – Philips ZOOM.
We would like to emphasise once again that you can avoid the majority of unpleasant oral diseases and their symptoms by regularly undergoing professional oral hygiene procedures and taking care of your teeth at home. Therefore, we would like to invite you to a seminar where you will learn how to take proper care of your oral health, what symptoms of oral diseases and disorders to watch out for, and when to seek specialist help.
We stand together for beautiful and healthy smiles because every smile has its own story.