Teeth cleaning is also required to maintain the health of gums and teeth, by removing harmful bacteria, plaque and tartar (calculus), thereby reducing gum inflammation and preventing more serious periodontal disease that can cause not only issues in your mouth, but to your overall health as well.
Periodontal disease is the most common disease in the world, with 3 out of 4 adults having some form of this disease. Symptoms include inflamed gums (gingivitis) that are prone to redness and bleeding, persistent bad breath (halitosis) and gums that have separated from the tooth line, that often leads to lose teeth.
Optimum periodontal health is crucial to a strong foundation on which your teeth and any restorations are based. Teeth cleaning helps achieve this foundation and includes scaling and planing to remove harmful entities such as plaque and bacteria.
Our Cochrane dental team delivers professional teeth cleaning and hygiene services in our family-oriented and friendly atmosphere. Our experienced and fully trained staff of dental hygienists are happy to help and are dedicated to helping you create optimum dental health for yourself and your family.
However, to maintain your best dental health, you need to make sure you have good daily habits. So, keep these tips in mind to keep your teeth in top shape!
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day and, if possible, after every meal and snack.
- Floss daily to help minimize bacterial growth between your teeth and gums. Flossing helps to remove plaque and food particles.
- Make sure to visit your dental hygienist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings
- Eat a healthy diet that provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Make sure to minimize those foods that are high in sugar and starch as these types of foods fuel destructive bacterial growth in the mouth.
Proper maintenance and daily attention to your teeth and gums, along with a healthy diet and exercise, can help prevent periodontal disease, keeping you healthy and smiling.
Remember: Healthy Gums, Healthy Smile…Healthy You!