At iSmile Studio we strongly focus on the prevention of dental disease before it can impact on your oral and general health.
It’s estimated that 80% of people will experience some form of gum disease in their lifetime. Gum disease – also called periodontal disease – is the result of an infection, which has spread to the gums and tooth roots.
Advanced gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It is even suggested that periodontal disease contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease as well as making it more difficult for patients to control their diabetes.
As a practice, iSmile Studio believe that preventive care is the key to optimal oral and general health.
That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, and the impact it may have of your overall health. We take digital x-rays when necessary, and know a routine hygiene therapy treatment is also essential in preventing dental and systemic disease.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colourless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day as well as attending regular check-up appointments at iSmile Studio can prevent the development of periodontal disease.
For more information on how to keep your mouth healthy, call us on (03) 9888 5677. You can also visit our practice at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.