No matter how thorough you are about brushing and flossing, your teeth still require a deep cleaning performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Learn why it is so important to schedule regular appointments for professional teeth cleaning.
Brushing and flossing are great for removing food particles and sticky plaque that accumulates around your teeth, but it cannot remove thick plaque or hardened tartar. If accumulated plaque and tartar isn’t removed it could cause a number of dental problems ranging from cavities and abscesses to gum disease. That is why a professional teeth cleaning is needed.
When you get professional teeth cleaning, dental hygienists and/or dentists will use dental instruments that can remove plaque and tartar. They are designed to remove the buildup from the surface of your teeth, but also deep below the gum line that cannot be reached with regular brushing and flossing.
Brighter and whiter teeth – professional teeth cleaning can remove some stains that are causing your teeth to appear dull or discoloured
Early detection of dental issues – some dental problems, such as loose fillings, cavities, or tooth fractures, can be detected during a routine dental cleaning and addressed before they spread to other parts of your mouth
Early detection of gum issues – gum disease can be detected and treated before it starts to cause other serious health and dental problems
Early detection of oral cancer – dental hygienists and dentists look for signs and symptoms that could indicate the possibility of oral cancer. Oral cancer often responds well to treatment when it is detected in its early stages.
To keep your teeth and gums healthy, dental cleanings should be completed regularly, every few months.
If you require professional teeth cleaning, our dentists and dental hygienists in Fonthill, Ontario are ready to help you. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning and routine examination.