Cleanings and Gum Treatments are necessary to maintain your gum tissue and the structure of your teeth. Normal home care can reduce plaque on teeth, but if plaque remains on teeth for a long period of time, it can become a hard deposit called calculus, which cannot be removed at home. Not removing this calculus can lead to gum disease.
However, professional cleaning of teeth can lead to a much healthier dentition. Maintaining a good bone level around each tooth is important to stability.
Periodontal disease leads to deepening of the pockets that surround each tooth, which causes bone loss. Bad breath and bleeding gums are often good indications that there may be a periodontal problem.
Research has proven that oral hygiene and general health, including heart disease, are closely related. It is recommended that routine cleaning appointments be completed at least every 6 months.
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