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While it is part of your daily routine to brush and floss at home, the professional teeth cleaning performed by our certified dental hygienist in our office is essential to prevent gum disease and reduce the risk of decay from the hidden bacteria that continues to do damage to your teeth if left alone.
You know the smooth, clean feeling of running your tongue over your teeth after a teeth professional cleaning at the dentists office, and you can also recognize when this feeling starts to change. This is due to the calcium deposits that naturally occur just from the continual saliva bath that helps keep your teeth strong.
Importance of Routine Teeth Cleaning
This also means the chalky build-up of calcium continues to deposit on the teeth, similar to the limescale you see on tea kettles or plumbing pipes. Unfortunately, this tartar provides the perfect incubator for bacteria to thrive right next to the gum line. The longer this is allowed to remain, the greater the chance tooth decay is quietly going on beneath this hard surface blocking the penetration of your daily brushing and flossing. Dentists recommend having at least 2 teeth cleanings a year.
If you have periodontal disease, a deep cleaning is necessary to return your gums to a healthy state. During a deep cleaning, our certified dental hygienist will apply ultrasonic irrigation strategy together with root planing and scaling to clean between gums and teeth, down to the roots to eliminate periodontal disease.