From drinking, eating, to even speaking, your oral health is very important. Being vigilant about dental care including teeth cleaning and gum disease prevention is imperative.
Over time, teeth will accumulate plaque and tartar build up, so it’s important to keep things clean. While daily brushing and flossing are important, getting bi-annual teeth cleanings at our office is essential for preventing mouth diseases and other dental issues that could arise later on. We recommend coming to see our dentists in Raleigh twice a year for routine cleanings and preventative exams. There are a number of dental best practices you can do at home to help prevent dental disease and maintain good oral health.
Deep Teeth Cleaning
Has it been awhile since your last teeth cleaning? Are you experiencing pain, bleeding or swollen gums, or bad breath? If so, call our office today to schedule a scaling and root planning or deep cleaning to slow down the effects of periodontal disease. With a deep cleaning, we can remove the damaging bacterial deposits that can destroy your teeth’s support structures including tooth root, soft tissues, and jawbone.
The Benefits of Deep Teeth Cleaning:
Tartar or calculus are terms for plaque build up on your teeth. Over time, the plaque can build up above and below the gum line, which can result in future oral issues including periodontal disease. Even though proper hygiene, brushing, and flossing are helpful in preventing plaque, it doesn’t remove all the debris, bacteria, deposits, and food from your gum pockets beneath the gumline, so a deep cleaning is needed on a regular basis to remove those items.
Halitosis or bad breath is a big indicator of advancing periodontal disease because there is usually a combination of rotting food debris and gum infection that can result in bad breath. This can be prevented with a routine visit to your general and family dentist, Six Forks Smiles.