Why All the Scraping?
Have you ever noticed that at one time or another that your dental hygienist has to do a little more scraping than usual? Have you ever missed a dental cleaning only to find that your teeth covered in cement-like tartar that took the better part of your appointment to remove?
The fact is that plaque, which turns into tartar or calculus, builds up on your teeth quickly, often within one day, leaving a crusty substance that your hygienist has to remove with precision instruments designed to reach all areas of your teeth. If that’s not incentive to brush and floss, I don’t know what is!
When left untreated, plaque and tartar make a nice home for the bacteria that cause gum disease.
The truth is that not all dental cleanings are equal. At Lifestyle Dental Group, we tailor your treatment to meet your needs. If you have regular cleanings and exams, have an excellent home care routine, and do not have signs or symptoms of gum disease, you may only need to have a regular professional dental cleaning.
If it’s been awhile, or if you have gum disease, you may need a specialized type of cleaning that eliminates bacteria and cleans your teeth and gums above and below your gum line. These deep cleanings can help get you back on track to a healthy smile. Regular visits and diligent home care help keep you healthy.
Even if it’s been awhile since you had a professional cleaning, we will never make you feel guilty about it. Our entire team will help find solutions to any conditions that you have and help you take the first steps toward getting back on track. Since researchers discovered links between gum disease and other serious conditions such as heart disease, strokes, and respiratory illnesses, keeping your hygiene appointments can save your life.
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