You should visit your dentist every six months to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Brushing and flossing your teeth removes the bacteria responsible for creating odorous sulphur compounds. However, bacteria not only hides on and around the teeth but also on the tongue under a layer of mucus where it can create odours. Be sure to thoroughly brush your tongue daily as part of your oral hygiene.
You can minimise your risk of gum disease with daily brushing and flossing and regular professional cleans.
Periodontal disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque. If plaque is not regularly removed, it calcifies into a rough, porous deposit called calculus, or tartar. This buildup results in irritated gums that pull away from the teeth, causing a pocket. These pockets can be so deep that bone support is lost around the tooth, causing the tooth to become loose & may be eventually lost. Gingivitis is a condition where gums are red, tender, swollen and prone to bleeding.
Dental crowns (sometimes referred to as dental caps or tooth caps) encase the tooth on which they are cemented. Dentists use crowns to rebuild broken down or decayed teeth to improve their strength and appearance. The type of crown your dentist recommends will depend on the specific tooth and your preference.