Of the more than one million residents of York Region, many residents, in one way or another, still find excuses to skimp on observing proper oral hygiene by regularly visiting their Aurora or Newmarket dentists. Either way, these people live with the risk of being unable to foresee potential problems of how poor choices and neglect could easily balloon to detrimental levels, and affect overall health. Gum disease, for instance, can be quite a sneaky culprit.
For many dentists in Newmarket, Aurora, and the York Region, there’s no better way for them to advise their patients about the prevention of gum disease than to cultivate a healthy lifestyle and schedule regular dental visits for cleaning and oral check-ups.
Brushing and flossing are important parts of oral hygiene but are not enough to provide the thorough cleaning one needs to prevent bad breath. Professional cleaning and check-ups from trusted Newmarket dentists like Dr. Zofia Wojt constitute all-encompassing dental care. These services may even uncover underlying problems that may be causing persistent bad breath.
Emergency Dental Care
As halitosis could be an indication of more serious oral conditions, it is common for those suffering from it to also suddenly feel excruciating pain from a tooth or gum infection. In such cases, it would be best to see an emergency dentist in Newmarket for the appropriate remedy.
A mutiny by bad bacteria in your mouth is the last thing you and caring Newmarket dentists would want to happen. Unfortunately, a well-known bacterium is capable of just that.
A recent study by University of Pennsylvania researchers found out that P. gingivalis, a species of bacteria responsible for periodontitis, can neutralize immune cells by disrupting their ability to kill germs while preserving their ability to trigger an inflammatory response. This allows other bad bacteria to take over your mouth in sheer numbers, leading to a phenomenon known as dysbiosis.
While P. gingivalis is not as numerous as most oral bacteria, its action on the mouth can be quite deadly.