Gum disease is infection of tissues surrounding your teeth, and one of the major causes of bone loss if left untreated, and is is related to heart disease, stroke and preterm. Regular dental cleanings and good home care are main factors in preventing gum disease and many other health problems.
Gum disease is caused by plaque – a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. As plaque forms and is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which is calcified (or hardened) plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth. Tartar gives plaque more surface area on which to grow and a much stickier surface to adhere to, forming a visicious circle.
Only proper and regular cleaning and flossing of the teeth can ensure the plague is removed, and never turns into tartar. Due to many reasons, this is not always possible – sometimes our busy lives, sometimes specifics of our teeth will prevent us from removing the plague on time.
Here comes the role of the dental professional – we have a proper training, equipment and years of experience, allowing us to perform a thorough cleaning of the month, thus breaking the vicisious circle. Thus is why teeth cleaning is most often needed during regular check-ups.
Come here, and have your teeth cleaned today.