Why deep cleaning (dental scaling) is important?
Deep cleaning might be the best solution when tartar is found on your teeth and the condition of your gums is not well. If you have bleeding gums or other signs of gum inflammation, or gingivitis, the most likely cause is tartar buildup at and below the gum line. Once deep cleaning has been performed, your gums will heal in against smooth teeth in an area that has been cleaned of bacteria, plaque and tartar.
If scaling or deep cleaning is not performed, gingivitis can worsen into serious gum disease called periodontitis, and tartar will contribute to tooth decay.
Removal of tartar, or calculus, will reduce tooth decay. Scaling can also reverse gingivitis before it becomes more serious gum disease. Some patients will need periodic scaling if they are prone to tartar buildup, or they don’t practice proper oral hygiene.
Ways to prevent Deep Cleanings:
· Brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily
· Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals
· Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
· Rinsing with a fluoride mouthrinse if your dentist tells you to
· Making sure that your children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in a non-fluoridated area.
Why Choose Us?
- Gentle & Personalized Care
- Prompt Professional Services
- Unhurried, Conservative Treatment Options
- Evenings & Saturday Appointments
- All Ages Welcome