Do you get your teeth cleaned every six months? The importance of regular teeth cleanings cannot be understated. Teeth cleanings are the simplest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to prevent dental issues such as tooth decay, cavities, or other common issues. Teeth cleanings will keep your smile both healthy and beautiful.
Gums and teeth both benefit from flossing and regular brushing, but despite our best efforts, dental plaque and stains will build up on tooth surfaces over time. This may lead to harder deposits which are impossible to remove with brushing and flossing. This happens with everyone, so even if you are diligent in your oral health care, you will still need teeth cleanings to remove plaque deposits. Savannah Dental Care provides ultrasonic scaling procedures that uses small, precise instruments to remove trapped plaque that has fallen beneath the gumline.
This plaque can be very harmful because it cannot be reached by flossing or brushing alone: You truly need a dental health professional with expertise in teeth cleaning to remove this plaque. If the plaque is not removed, you may develop gum disease, which might not have apparent symptoms when it starts. After that, if still left untreated, gum disease can cause inflamed gums, loose teeth, pockets where plaque becomes more easily trapped, and eventually this will become irreversible. At a certain stage, gum disease can no longer be reversed, but simply just managed. Teeth cleanings are the best way to prevent this outcome.