Even if you brush and floss regularly, professional teeth cleanings are crucial in preventing oral issues and identifying problems early on. These in-depth cleaning sessions are designed to remove plaque and tartar build-up. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains harmful bacteria and accumulates on the teeth over time. If not removed regularly, this film can rot your teeth and lead to gum disease.
Gum disease is best treated in its earliest stage, known as gingivitis. During this stage, your gums will become red, inflamed or swollen. You may notice bleeding when brushing or flossing. Professional dental cleanings are not only necessary to prevent gum disease -- but will also provide an opportunity for your dental professional to spot other oral health issues.
A dental hygienist performs teeth cleanings. Before the actual cleaning process, he or she will perform a physical examination of your mouth. If they detect any significant problems, the dentist will be called in to make sure it's fine to proceed.
Brushing and flossing at home are essential. But to optimize your oral health, it's important to schedule regular cleanings with one of our dental hygienists.
Aside from plaque removal, here are some additional benefits of having your teeth cleaned professionally.
Yellow teeth can decrease the aesthetics of your smile. Regular cleanings can help remove some of the stains that dull and discolour your teeth.
Bad breath is not only unpleasant, but it can also signal the start of periodontal disease. Rotting food particles and the accumulation of bacteria will result in bad breath. Even if you floss regularly, a professional cleaning can remove these harmful bits for noticeably fresher breath.
Research shows a strong link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. By getting your teeth cleaned twice a year, you'll not only prevent gum disease -- but also reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes.
At Guelph Family Dentistry, we take pride in our services. We believe access to high-quality dental care is a right, not a privilege. That's why we strive to offer the very best in dentistry. Whether you need an emergency extraction or invisible braces to straighten teeth, visit us for a full assessment of all or your oral needs!
For more information on teeth cleaning, call Guelph Family Dentistry at 1-888-250-8819 or contact us here.