Your oral microbiome is the community of microorganisms that live in your mouth. There are hundreds of different species, some good and some that can be dangerous.
While this may sound gross at first, it is normal, and, when your microbiome is in balance it is a vital part of healthy living. It’s when things get out of balance that you can experience inflammation, infections, and disease. In your mouth that commonly means cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, various types of infection or thrush.
There is also research evidence that an unhealthy oral microbiome can impact your overall health.
What we know for sure is that an imbalanced oral microbiome is not healthy and should be avoided. So, how do you keep it in balance?
Our mission is to help you enjoy good oral health and our dental hygienist is an expert at keeping mouth bacteria in check. Those hard deposits she removes from your teeth are where bacteria hide and form colonies. After your professional cleaning your oral microbiome will be much healthier. That is why it is so important to come in at the intervals we recommend. If we ask you to come in more often, it is because your microbiome, teeth and gums are at risk.
Let us help you keep your oral microbiome in balance and enjoy a healthier, happier smile. Give us a call today!
KN Dentistry – Orange, CA – (714) 633-2562