The primary goal of both dental cleanings and periodontal cleanings is the same, which is to remove bacteria that are causing gum disease and tooth decay. Where they differ is in the degree of the problem they are addressing. Here at Rolling Hills Dentistry, we are committed to total oral health, which means optimal wellness for your gums as well as your teeth.
A periodontal cleaning is situational, while dental cleanings are ongoing. You should be seeing our Danbury best dentist every six months. At that visit, you’ll get a complete oral examination, and also a dental cleaning. There are two immediate benefits of doing so. First is to eliminate the tartar buildup that has resulted from the hardening of film-like dental plaque. Tartar cannot be effectively addressed with at-home methods. The second benefit is reversing the effects of early stage gum disease, what is known as gingivitis. This means that you are not only less likely to get future cavities and gum disease, but you won’t have to worry about the advancing of your existing gum disease to the later stage of periodontitis. While gingivitis is known for irritation and redness, periodontitis is associated with inflammation and infection, bleeding gums while brushing, receding gums, and persistent bad breath. Our Danbury best dentist performs a periodontal cleaning, getting deep down to the roots, where embedded tartar and plaque are. They’re responsible for the problems, and if not taken care of in a timely manner, you could end up losing gum and bone tissue, and maybe find that your teeth are coming loose.
Our Danbury best dentist can assure you that twice-yearly dental cleanings are key to a successful strategy that leads to your gums and teeth remaining strong for the long run. While it’s on your mind, why not schedule one right now?