Our recent blog, How Our Naperville Dental Practice Determines the Frequency of Your Dental Cleanings (Part 1), discussed how the common idea of having your teeth cleaned twice per year was a product of a Pepsodent commercial campaign in the 1950’s and 1960’s. During those times the company had not even invented its toothpaste product.
Now bringing us back to the 21st century, there are many research studies raising the overall knowledge of the connection between dentistry and medicine over the past 50 plus years.
Good dental health and the absence of periodontal (gum) disease can impact many other areas of health.
At our Naperville dental practice, we have found that patients most commonly need dental cleanings every 3, 4, or 6-month intervals, depending on each individual’s circumstances. There are many factors from home care to chronic medical conditions that contribute to overall gum health.
Here is a list of conditions or situations in which a person may be at higher risk for gum disease and can benefit from more frequent visits:
- Heart conditions
- Heart conditions
- Xersotomia (dry mouth)
- Patients undergoing Dialysis
- Patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy
- HIV positive
- High stress
- Bruxism (night time teeth grinding)
- Orthodontics (braces)
- Carpal tunnel
- Temporary casts on wrists or arms
- Dental appliances (partial denture, retainers, snoring and apnea devices)
Our Naperville dentists and hygienists take the time to listen to your health concerns, your particular dental care needs, and together with you can determine the best frequency of dental cleanings. Specific suggestions will be addressed that can help you keep your gums and teeth healthy for years to come!
Learn about your first visit at our Naperville family dental practice by calling us at 630-369-5225.
by: Dr. Lydia Sosenko for Sherman Oaks Dental of Naperville
Sherman Oaks Dental, located in Naperville, Illinois has been providing family dental care for patients from Naperville, Wheaton, Aurora, Lisle and Chicago surrounding areas for over two decades. Sherman Oaks Dental is also a proud recipient of the prestigious Naperville Chamber of Commerce’s Best Business Award Winner, a representation of the practice’s standards of service.