Everyone can benefit from a professional dental cleaning even if you brush and floss diligently. Plaque can develop and build- in places your toothbrush cannot reach, such as just below your gum line and between your teeth. Once plaque forms into tartar, your hygienist will need to remove it for you.
By having regular professional cleanings at least twice a year, you could avoid periodontal (gum) disease, a serious condition that can affect your overall health and cause bad breath, tooth loss, and inflammation.
Evidence suggests that maintaining a healthy mouth may be related to having a healthy body. Unhealthy teeth and gums are often found in combination with heart disease and other life-threatening conditions, and many health complications can also impact your oral health.
Visiting your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams can help boost your oral health and make you aware of any oral health problems at an early stage.
Dental deep cleanings are the best way to treat patients with chronic gum disease.
The treatment, also called scaling and root planing, removes plaque and bacteria below the gums to prevent bone loss that can loosen teeth and complicate medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease.