Dental Cleaning in Woodbridge, ON
What is a dental cleaning?
While routine oral home care is necessary for maintaining your oral health, regular dental cleanings are still needed to ensure a thorough clean. A dental cleaning involves the removal of dental plaque and calculus (tartar) buildup from all surfaces of the teeth.
Why are dental cleanings necessary?
Each person’s mouth is unique, and as a result, so are their dental needs. Some patients may only require a few dental cleanings every year, while others may need dental cleanings every few months. Your dentist and dental hygienist will assess your oral conditions and your dental history to determine your frequency of dental cleanings.
Some patients may have deep areas located under their gums, which are referred to as dental pockets or pockets. Unfortunately, regular brushing and flossing cannot access these deeper areas under the gum for a thorough clean. If bacteria is left under the gums, it can lead to periodontal disease, bone loss in the mouth, and infections. A professional cleaning by your dental hygienist is the only way to ensure that bacteria and buildup are properly removed.
Patients with teeth that are misaligned or crowded may have a harder time flossing and keeping their teeth clean. It is important to have regular dental cleanings to ensure that buildup is not being left behind.
If the buildup is not removed, it can lead to gingivitis which causes bleeding and swollen gums. Gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease, which involves the breakdown of bone in the mouth and can lead to tooth loss in severe cases.
If you notice that your gums bleed easily or bleed when you brush your teeth, you may have gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Call us now: (905) 605-5020 to schedule your dental cleaning appointment.