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AM I AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING GUM-RELATED PROBLEMS?

Complete self-exam and find out!

Thank you for completing self-exam. Congratulations!

You may be at low-risk for gum-related problems. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for completing self-exam. Be careful!

You may be at higher risk for gum-related problems. Speak to your dentist about a potential condition and its consequences.

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

Yes No

Have you been told by a dental professional that you have bone loss around your teeth?

Yes No

Have any teeth become loose (not due to a tooth trauma)?

Yes No

Have you had 7 or more permanent teeth extracted because of decay, looseness, or pain? (not counting wisdom or impacted teeth, or teeth knocked out by an accident or removed for orthodontics)

Yes No

Have you had or are you currently scheduled for a deep cleaning (scaling & root planing)?

Yes No

Have you had or are you currently scheduled for gum surgery (periodontal surgery)?

Yes No

The frequency that I use dental floss or another device to clean between my teeth is:

Never Daily Occasionally

The number of periodontal maintenance appointment(s) I have had in the last 24 months is: (exclude normal teeth cleaning appointments)

None/Don’t know 1-2 3-4 >5

What is your diabetic status?

Not Diabetic Diabetic, well controlled Diabetic, not controlled Diabetic, unknown control

Do you smoke cigarettes?

Never Former User < 1 pack per day 1 pack per day or more

TONGUE SCRAPER

Is it necessary to clean the tongue?

Cleaning the tongue is useful especially in the presence of an existing bad breath. The most common cause of bad breath is dental plaque on teeth and tongue. Cleaning the tongue may help to reduce bad breath, because it will remove food residues, bacteria, yeasts, dead cells from the surface. Tongue is made of many small buds that are favorable environment for growing oral bacteria. Food accumulates and stagnates in these small recesses and is then slowly degrading in addition, the bacteria continuously produce the sulfur compounds, which are also responsible for unpleasant odor of mouth. Read more

WHY DO WE HAVE SALIVA?

Did you ever wonder, what contains our saliva?

The saliva is mainly composed of water. Remaining components are also the electrolytes and organic substances.

Why is saliva important?

Digestion Digestion of food starts in the mouth. Saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which has the capability of degradation of carbohydrates. Saliva also contains mucus, which makes it easier to swallow food. Partially digested food enters the esophagus and travels to the stomach, where digestion continues. Softer food is easier to swallow. Read more

FOOD FOR HEALTHY TEETH

Can you maintain healthy teeth and eat everything?

We can eat practically anything. All that counts is good oral hygiene before bedtime. After eating it is good that you rinse your mouth with water, because in most cases during the day, we can not carry out complete oral hygiene after a meal. Scrubbing and cleaning the interdental spaces is recommended at least twice a day, that is in the morning and in evening. Certain foods are more cariogenic and harmful for your teeth than other. It is important to stick with a basic dietary principles, which is a balanced diet that is actually already well known. If we eat balanced and maintain good oral hygiene we can live a healthy life. Read more