When you think of our Gainesville teeth cleaning, what comes to mind? Certainly, it is a wonderful feeling for your teeth to feel fresh and renewed, but the implications for your current and future oral health are much greater. Here at Parent Dental Group, a visit once every six months for a complete oral examination and cleaning is a vital part of preventive care.
The two most important benefits that you get from our Gainesville teeth cleaning are the elimination of tartar buildup and the reversal of the effects of gingivitis. Let’s discuss both. Tartar is a form of dental plaque, but instead of being film-like, it is hard and crusty. It develops from plaque that has remained after you brush and floss. And while poor technique can be responsible for that, it’s also common for plaque to stay hidden and out of reach even in the best of circumstances. Once it has become tartar, it is not possibly to get rid of it with home methods. Doing so takes our Gainesville teeth cleaning. And that’s no small thing. Tartar that is left unaddressed will continue to put you at an increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. The likelihood of future cavities and gum disease is diminished thanks to getting twice-yearly cleanings. And gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, is associated with redness and irritation. Getting your cleaning will reverse those signs, and keep late stage gum disease from developing. Called periodontitis, it is responsible for inflammation, receding gums, bleeding gums while brushing, and persistent bad breath. Ultimately, infection may set in, leading to the loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth.
Make preventive care a top priority. Contact our office right now and schedule an appointment for your next examination and cleaning. You’ll find our “request appointment” button right on our homepage. Or just call us, if you prefer.