How Teeth Cleaning and Healthy Gums Can Improve Your Health

“I just want a teeth cleaning!”
Sound familiar? For us, too! The question you need to ask is, ‘Which One?’ Did you know that the ADA and insurance companies recognize four different types of cleanings? The reality is that “just a cleaning” is actually a medical-legal treatment based on a specific diagnosis. The doctor needs to actually diagnose your oral condition, whether healthy or in need of some help, then provide treatment based on a diagnosis. Remember,  your diagnosis is based on your clinical presentation and history and your treatment is based on the diagnosis.

We recommend that you have your teeth cleaned at twice a year. This is the best investment anyone can make for your health. For about 30 minutes and about $98 (or free with special programs) you can maintain a great smile and prevent major dental work in the future.

Why Should I care about my Gums?
Stroke * Diabetes * Heart disease
All have been linked to periodontal disease!

Bad Gums = Bad Health:

Gum disease doesn’t just hurt your teeth, but your whole body as well. In 1998, the American Academy of Periodontology announced that infections in the teeth and gums are not isolated to your mouth, but have a general effect on your overall health. Specifically, people with gum disease are at a greater risk for heart disease and strokes. Pregnant women with gum disease are also at risk of delivering premature, low-birth weight babies.

How can gum disease hurt my teeth?
Periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss! Most people believe that tooth loss is caused by decay. And even though cavities are serious, they can usually be taken care of quickly and easily before they cause too much damage to all your teeth. However, when gum disease is left untreated, in as little as three months, it begins to destroy the bone that holds teeth in place. Once bone loss occurs in the mouth, it won’t grow back.

Frequently, patients won’t notice the signs of gum disease. The most common symptom of gum disease is bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing. Other symptoms of gum disease are sensitivity to hot and cold, gum recession, chronic bad breath, spaces developing between the teeth, swollen or tender gums, a change in the color of your gums and other signs.

Dentist Dr. Michael Murasko

Get a Professional Teeth Cleaning and Gum Exam This Week!

The entire teeth cleaning and gum exam is easy, painless and could help prevent major health issues in the future.

Dentist Michael Murasko – San Diego’s Most Trusted Dentist
Call today for teeth cleaning appointment tomorrow:
1-760-598-8881 or send in the form below and we’ll call you with the first available appointment time.

Our North County Dental Office is easy to get to and has plenty of parking. Come by for a lunch time visit.