What Does a Dental Cleaning Involve?
Our hygienist will start by examining your teeth, checking for signs of decay, gingivitis, and mouth cancer. Then, they will scrape plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. After that, they will polish your teeth.
How Often Should I Get a Dental Cleaning?
You should get a dental cleaning at least twice a year. The dentist may recommend more frequent visits if you experience gum disease or excessive plaque buildup.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that eventually leads to tooth loss if left untreated. Periodontal disease affects one or more of the periodontal tissues: the alveolar bone, the periodontal ligament, the cementum, or the gingiva. While there are many diseases that can affect the periodontium, plaque-induced inflammatory lesions make up the majority of periodontal issues and are divided into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. However, other factors such as tobacco use and certain illnesses can increase your risk of developing the disease.
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