We call it common sense and there is not much room left for sugar coating this. You get only one second chance in life, and it is when you get your adult teeth, you maintain them good, you keep them until you want.

The single most important aspect of one‘s oral health is in the care one pays to keep our smile clean of some of the bacteria that we host and feed daily.

Many factors influence our oral hygiene, but the health of our smile and especially our gums is strictly related on how well we pay attention to them. Our mouths are the true gateway to the rest of our bodies and they can be a tell tale of other things that we experience in our lives.

Our eating habits have only a small part on all this and never like in these days is important to make sure we keep the teeth and gums clean with periodical brushing and flossing, and while there is a consensus on the general frequency of these two very easy steps, you routine appointments are the best opportunity to understand you individual needs.

With increase frequency we discuss the effect that stress has in our lives and such effects are ever so true for the oral health as many stress factors in our lives are reflected and often taken on by our mouths. A known fact is that stress changes the chemical balance of you mouth, making your gums more or less sensitive in general, and while it is no consolation to know that you are stressed, during your routine visit we can provide you with information and tools that can help you adjust accordingly and keep your smile at its best the longest

Not even religious flossers and avid brushers or gurglers have much of a chance to take a good look inside that mouth for us( the bathroom mirror does not count, especially after the contact come off), so make sure to come and see us regularly to make sure things are not going too awry.

Sometimes the issue at hand can be a little more complex to resolve with routine cleaning appointments and few more might be necessary. If you have or have been told you have any issue with your gums, please read on the Periodontal and Gingivitis page to learn what that might mean.