At Bow View Dental Care we believe in a team approach for the maintenance of your teeth and gums. Although we all do our very best to keep our teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing and flossing, soft plaque and hard scale (calculus) deposits will accumulate on the teeth over time. As plaque and calculus collect in the mouth, they create infection in the gums which can lead to bleeding gums, inflammation and bone loss around the teeth.
Common signs of gum disease:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Swollen gums
- Loose teeth or shifting teeth
Regular scaling is needed to remove these irritants and prevent this bacterial accumulation that can lead to gum disease. We provide comfortable ultrasonic scaling which uses vibration and gentle water flow to flush the tissues and remove hard and soft plaque, along with hand scaling using fine instruments to gently and carefully smooth the teeth. Our hygienist Toni will do a thorough assessment of your gum health, take measurements of the gums around each tooth and record any gum recession. She will explain what she sees and offer you treatment options and tools to care for your teeth and instruct you on their use. Together you will develop a strategy tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle, to keep your mouth healthy and catch problems early, before irreversible problems can occur.