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To prevent oral health problems
Make regular dental cleanings part of your defence
Brushing and flossing twice daily is your first defence in preventing oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Professional dental cleanings are your second defence – one that we think you can’t afford to skip. That’s because even if you are the most conscientious brusher and flosser, you can’t do it alone. To ensure your oral health remains at its best, you need the training, tools and techniques of your Chestermere dental hygienist.
Why is a professional teeth cleaning so important?
Bacteria is always present in your mouth. While most of it is harmless, when it’s allowed to build up you could find yourself facing infection, decay, disease. This is how the bacteria impacts your oral health:
- Bacteria in the mouth thrive on the sugars left behind after we eat.
- These bacteria convert the sugar we eat into acid.
- The acid produced by bacteria can erode the hard outer enamel on our teeth.
- If left unchecked bacteria combine with the natural minerals in saliva and adhere to the teeth.
- The more bacteria adhered to the teeth increases the amount of oral diseases such as gum disease, dental decay and infection.
Conquer plaque and tartar
Teeth can be complex to keep clean. Some teeth, such as your back molars, can be difficult to reach. Crowded teeth or gaps between teeth can also pose problems. But it’s plaque that poses the biggest issue, because it is very sticky. It coats your teeth, creeps below your gumline and sticks to dental fillings and other dental restorations. Over time plaque hardens into a substance called tartar. Once it does, only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it.
Safeguard your oral health
When you schedule your professional cleaning appointment your hygienist will:
- take note of any oral health or medical issues you may be experiencing
- assess the health of your mouth, tongue, gums, and teeth
- measure the attachment of your gums to your teeth
- take prescribed x-rays
- remove plaque and tartar
- polish your teeth
- apply preventive treatments such as fluoride, desensitizing agents or sealants if required
Incorporating professional cleanings as part of your preventive dental care can help you avoid costly, painful problems down the road and help you keep your teeth for life.