A periodontist is a specific type of dentist that is educated in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease. They are also well versed in dental implants and other forms of cosmetic dentistry. This type of dentist also specializes in the treatment of oral inflammation. They attend an extra 3 years of advanced schooling, on top of dental school and receive intense training, in the areas of the mouth they specialize in. When someone is need of information about how to prevent periodontal disease, or maybe they need a cosmetic periodontal procedure, this is the doctor that they will want to see.
Importance of oral hygiene to avoid a periodontist.
It is very important to have good oral hygiene. We need to protect all elements of health and the functioning parts of our mouths, most important our teeth and gums. Our mouths need to function properly so we eat, speak, and look good. Without the proper hygiene for our mouths, we are open to tooth loss, bad breath, and inflammation of the gums. No one knows this better than the professionals at Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants.
The most common ailment, associated with bad oral hygiene, is tooth decay and cavities. Remember too that our overall health is linked to our the health of our mouth and teeth. When we have a healthy mouth, so we are able to speak better, and are able to chew and swallow correctly without pain or consistent issues. When an individual has poor dental health, it can affect their speech patterns and when the look of our smile is affected it can lead to lower self esteem. It can also lead to dental implants, and other costly cosmetic dentistry procedures. The great news here is that many issues can be reversed. You simply need to take the steps to maintaining your oral health with proper regular brushing and flossing. Cheers to your oral health!