If you want to make sure that your teeth stay cavity-free, and your gums stay healthy, you will want to visit our dental practice, Liberty Dental, for periodic preventive care. The best way to make sure that you keep healthy gums, is to see our dentist, Dr. Milan Gandhi, for periodic dental exams, and to have a teeth cleaning in Richmond Hills every six months.
Keeping your teeth clean and free of tartar, plaque, and bacteria is the best way you can keep your gums healthy. It is also important to have a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen which includes daily tooth brushing and flossing. However, even with the best at home dental care, it is important to have a teeth cleaning in Richmond Hills every six months. This is because a professional dental cleaning will remove all excess tartar and plaque from your teeth. Since tarter is a hard, mineralized substance, it cannot be removed from teeth using a toothbrush or dental floss. And, if tartar is allowed to remain on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. Plaque, tartar, bacteria and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and infection will form. When you see our dentist for periodic dental exams, he can examine your gums to make sure they are healthy. If our dentist sees that you have gingivitis, he most likely will recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to return your gums to good health. If this is not done, gingivitis may develop into gum disease which will need to be treated with a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. When gum disease is left untreated, it can progress to a point where teeth become loose and may even fall out. However, it is good to know that this can generally all be prevented when you have periodic teeth cleanings that our dental practice.
For an appointment to come to our dental practice for a teeth cleaning in Richmond Hills, or to see our dentist for care, contact us today.