DENTAL CLEANINGMISSISSAUGA, ON
What Is A Dental Cleaning?
A dental cleaning is a thorough removal of any plaque, tartar, and stain that may have formed on your teeth. This is performed by a dental professional. The frequency of cleanings is determined by your oral health and daily oral routine.
Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?
In addition to the oral hygiene care you perform at home, having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis will help to ensure your teeth, gums and supporting structures are kept healthy and disease free. Maintaining optimal oral health is an integral part of having good overall health. There are studies showing links between periodontal disease and other systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Chronic inflammation can be detrimental to your overall health, and that includes inflammation found in the mouth.
Even with a proper oral care routine at home, you may still miss some hard to reach areas. If these areas are not adequately cleaned, plaque and tartar will accumulate and harden. Hardened plaque harbors harmful bacteria that will lead to gum disease if it is not removed. Gum disease will lead to periodontal disease if it is left untreated. Periodontal disease involves the breakdown of gum and bone tissue, eventually leading to tooth loss.
What Is The Process?
When you go for a dental cleaning, the first step is an assessment of your teeth and gums to identify any problem areas and develop a treatment plan. During the cleaning, your dental professional uses a variety of dental tools to remove any plaque and tartar. A selective polish is often done to remove any stain. This process should be as comfortable as possible, and there are sedation options for greater comfort if needed. Oral hygiene instructions are also given and are tailored to your specific needs.
If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning or if you have never had a dental cleaning before, please contact us.