Teeth Cleaning — On Your Schedule
Regular dental cleanings not only keep your teeth bright and your breath fresh, but also support overall health and wellness.
The mouth is full of different forms of bacteria. If there is an imbalance or overgrowth bacteria it could potentially lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
Gum disease is typically associated with poor oral hygiene but other common risk factors include:
- Smoking & tobacco use
- Heavy use of alcohol
- Taking certain medications
- Genetic susceptibility
- Other illnesses (due to weakened immune system)
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Regular Dental Cleanings
Your teeth are rooted in your gums and healthy teeth require healthy gums to survive. Great habits of brushing and flossing go a long way to help prevent any problems but you may not be able to remove all the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth. Dental cleanings are designed to remove what you can’t, so you lessen your risk of gum disease.
Recognizing Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Recession of gums
- Teeth that look elongated due to bone loss
- Triangular spaces between teeth that appear larger