Dental Cleaning

Nursing home patients can get the same dental cleanings commonly performed in dental offices.
Oral hygiene is very important in the well being of an individual. People can easily see the visual signs of poor dental care. What they cannot see is the health problems associated with poor oral care.


• Gum Disease: Infection in the gum tissues and bone which keep your teeth in place. Gum Disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If a patient is diagnosed early and with proper treatment it can be reversed. If patient does not receive treatment the gum disease will advance and become more serious to the patients health and well being. Recent studies have linked stroke and heart attacks to gum disease. The dentist evaluates each individual for treatment needed.

 

What is a dental cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque from teeth, to prevent cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontitis. It is part of a complete program of oral hygiene.

Regular teeth cleaning (Prophylaxis) by a dental hygienist is recommended to remove tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult for a patient to reach on his own at home. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.
Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned at least once every 12 to 24 months.[3] More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many of the dental/oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year. This may include yearly, select dental X-rays. See also dental plaque identification procedure and removal.
However, in between cleanings by a dental hygienist, good oral hygiene is essential for preventing cavities, tartar build-up, and gum disease.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_cleaning

 

 

 

On behalf of the administrator, residents, and staff at Mission Convalescent Home, we are greatly appreciative of the dental services that you have provided.

Let's not forget about the number of emergency visits that you have made as well. We are proud to have such a dedicated and trustworthy team working with our residents.
- Duane Cherry, Administrator

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