After a Scaling and Root Planing procedure, the follow up appointments are equally as important as the treatment itself. The first maintenance cleaning is recommended one month after scaling. The importance of this visit is because the gum tissue can get re-infected in as short as one month after scaling. The in-office treatments contribute to 50% of results, but at home care contributes to the other 50% of the results.
We cannot get good results without one of these contributing factors.
- We see better results when a patient uses an electric toothbrush twice daily versus a manual toothbrush.
- Daily flossing is also very important. Unfortunately, a toothbrush does not clean in-between teeth.
- Using alcohol free mouthwash daily is also a very important habit to adopt. It is proven that even with daily brushing and flossing, the bacteria can form a film over the gum tissue. The mouthwash helps to release bacteria and helps with bad breath.
The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. If there is an infection in the mouth, the bacteria can go through the blood stream causing an inflammatory process throughout the rest of the body. Our goal is to prevent this inflammatory process. At Sherman Oaks Dental of Naperville, we strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. Give us a call today to make an appointment with our hygienists or with any questions regarding your gum health (630)369-5225.
Sherman Oaks Dental, located in Naperville, Illinois has been providing family dental care for patients from Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle and Chicago surrounding areas for over two decades.