The hygienist will assess the state of their gum health, perhaps with the Halometer to legitimize the problem. It is usually found that the person has unhealthy gums, and teeth cleanings and home care instructions are given. This is borne out by American Dental Association statistics indicate that 85 – 90 percent of all adults will have some form of gum disease during their lifetime.
Our Dental Wellness Center has been a breath center for over 25 years. Dr. McBride’s study of oral microbiology led to the use of laboratory microscopes in our office. It is well-known that bacteria enter the blood stream through “leaky gums” and are contributing factors in coronary disease, diabetes and low birth weight babies.
In our office, the source of the problem is identified for each patient by assessing the types and numbers of oral bacteria. Our hygienist has a scholastic background in microbiology and the use of the microscope. Appropriate regimens are prescribed for each patient based upon individual microscopic and periodontal assessments. Gum infection is eliminated or controlled, healthy gums are developed with an added benefit – the person now has sweet breath and knows how to keep it that way.