Regular dental visits are very important because they keep your teeth and gums healthy. Only a dental professional can remove plaque build-up from those hard-to-reach places that regular brushing and flossing can’t get.
Regular teeth cleanings provide many benefits to the average person’s oral health. While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing them at home a few times a week can do wonders for your teeth and gums, our South Tampa dentist is aware of the dangers that you may not know comes to cleaning your mouth. This is why a professional cleaning must take place to assure your smile’s lasting health.
Teeth Cleaning & Gum Disease
Many people who come in to our dental office in South Tampa think of a teeth cleaning as polishing the tooth enamel above the gum line. But problem-causing plaque often exists below the gum line as well. If the bacteria is not removed, it can destroy the bone supporting your teeth, causing the teeth to loosen and fall out.
How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
The type and frequency of the type of teeth cleaning and dental care you need depends on your dentist’s diagnosis.South Tampa Dental Studio strongly encourages patients to schedule two appointments for teeth cleaning every year. For patients with periodontitis, prophylaxis should be performed every three or four months. Unfortunately, gum disease is not curable. However, with regular and proper teeth cleaning this bacterial infection can be controlled, so you can enjoy the best possible oral health.