Teeth cleaning is a vital part of a good oral health routine. Whether it’s a 3-month, 4-month or 6-month routine, professional teeth cleaning will help keep your teeth clean and bright, while working to stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease, gum diseases that you definitely want to avoid. While a lot of people believe that their own routine of brushing, flossing, fluoride rinsing, etc., is enough to avoid future gum and other oral issues, the fact is that home care alone simply doesn’t get to the underlying problems that can cause these issues, and that is tartar build-up that brushing alone won’t remove. Professional teeth cleaning is your best preventive measure.
Plaque removal. Plaque and tartar buildup, which can be hiding above the gum line as well as below, can result in serious periodontal problems. As mentioned above, even with a proper home brushing, flossing and fluoride rinsing routine, it is next to impossible to remove all of these kinds of bacteria and deposits from the teeth and gums. However, professional hygienists using specialized dental equipment are trained to remove this damaging buildup.
A brighter, healthier smile. Who wants to show off stained and yellowed teeth when they smile? Professional teeth cleaning is an effective way to have your teeth not only cleaned for health reasons, but to ultimately show off a brighter, more attractive smile.
Fresher breath. Bad breath can be an early sign of potential periodontal disease. A combination of unremoved food particles hidden in the gum lines, resulting in a potentially looming gum infection, will typically generate noticeably bad breath. A professional teeth cleaning, and its removal of bad bacteria, can significantly improve your breath and reduce infection.
Visit Dr. Hartzell’s office for a professional teeth cleaning. We usually recommend this become a twice annual routine as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for those with periodontitis. Keeping the progression of this disease in check will help relieve some of the discomfort that can come with it.