While regular brushing, flossing and mouth-washing can help, regular dental cleanings are still necessary to get anything that your normal tooth care routine has missed, and to make sure that any cavities you might have are treated before they become advanced.
Having your teeth cleaned is a relatively easy appointment that benefits both your smile and the health of your teeth. The removal of bacteria from your teeth and gum line helps prevent bone loss, cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. It can also help prevent bad breath and discoloration of teeth.
One of the benefits of regular cleanings is that it helps to find and prevent gum disease. Signs and symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Recession of the gums
- Bone loss
When someone has periodontal disease (gum disease), they may require more extensive treatment which is called scaling and root planning. They also will be seen more frequently for periodontal maintenance, which is recommended every 3-4 months.
To schedule your next cleaning or periodontal maintenance and checkup, contact our office today!