Good oral hygiene habits are essential in keeping your teeth strong and healthy. But even religiously following good oral practices does not guarantee you a lifetime of healthy pearly whites.
To ensure healthy pearly whites and a dazzling smile, you need help from Your Gold Coast Dentist in Parkwood. Enjoy our preventative dentistry treatments and treat your pearly whites to the care they deserve!
Often called deep cleaning, dental scale and clean refers to the removal of all plaque and tartar build-up surrounding the teeth and below the gum line.
Plaque is a white, sticky film of bacteria. It is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. With regular and proper brushing, plaque can be removed from the teeth. But since there are some areas in the mouth that are difficult to brush, unremoved plaque can develop into tartar, which can only be removed by your dentist.
In a dental scale and clean, your dentist removes the plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth using ultrasonic tools to knock off larger pieces of plaque. A handpiece sprays washes the debris away, leaving only the small deposits of plaque. Fine hand tools are used to remove and scrape all plaque.
After this, the surfaces are smoothed to make it difficult for plaque to stick. Those with gum disease are given extra care by cleaning deep below the gum lines or into the pockets.
The food we eat can leave food debris in the mouth. Fondness for sweet foods accelerates negative effects, as bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these kinds of foods. Acid is produced in the process and attacks the enamel. Over time, enamel corrodes revealing the dental pulp inside.
Unremoved plaque and tartar can lead to:
Regular dental check ups are scheduled once every six months. Most dental appointments include a dental scale and clean, but the decision depends on your dentist. Your teeth’s condition will be assessed and your dentist will decide whether or not you need a dental scale and clean.
Dental scale and clean is part of our preventative dentistry services and offer the following benefits.
The following are other preventative dentistry services performed in our office.
Good oral hygiene practices are your first defense against dental problems but they are not enough. You need a trusted dental partner to cover those areas you can’t handle.
A dental checkup includes a professional cleaning for optimum removal of plaque, particularly in the molars and other areas which are difficult to brush. Oral cancer screening and other diagnostic tests are also done during a dental check up.
We recommend two dental check ups a year, or once every six months.
At Your Gold Coast Dentist, we encourage everyone to take advantage of our preventative dentistry services for healthier and stronger teeth. The benefits are many and long term.