Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body Training
July 19, 2016
Our hygiene staff completed an evolutionary hygiene training at the office this past April. Why did we do this?…because bleeding gums (gum disease) is a trigger for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis, and preterm birth (those are just a few).
It all begins with biofilm (communities of resistant bacteria) that naturally occur in the body. Think of your gut, when that gets out of balance we get sick and inflamed. When the bacteria in our mouths get out of balance, our gums start to bleed and inflame.
The hygienists learned how these mature bacterial communities behave and evolve in the gums. They learned about the most current research merged with the latest clinical techniques. They had specialized training with the ultrasonic scalers and learned how to flush out these toxins (biofilm bacteria) that embed deeply in our gums.
If your gums bleed during your cleaning, ask your dental hygienist what can be done to achieve total oral and body health.