Routine Dental cleanings are a vital part of your oral health. Even with diligent home care, plaque and tartar can build up in places that are difficult to clean. When left on your teeth, plaque and tartar can develop into cavities. That same plaque can also irritate your gum tissue causing it to become inflamed. This process can lead to gingivitis or even periodontitis. If left untreated, gingivitis and periodontitis will lead to recession and bone loss weakening the foundation of your teeth which can result in loose or diseased teeth.
With regularly scheduled cleanings, we can prevent these diseases from causing damage to your teeth and the surrounding tissues. Our hygienists will thoroughly clean each of your teeth while spending extra time in those hard to reach areas. They will also keep records of bone and tissue levels to ensure that we are maintaining adequate support around each of your teeth.
Additionally, our hygienists make sure that they take the time to discuss proper oral hygiene. Educating our patients on preventative care is one of the most important services we provide.