A great smile is a boost to our self-confidence. It’s also a sign of healthy teeth. Regular daily oral hygiene is essential for keeping healthy teeth in a healthy mouth and daily brushing and flossing help prevent gingivitis, freshens breath and keeps teeth white. However, it’s important to see the dentist twice a year for a professional exam and cleaning. Your dentist and dental hygienist are specially trained to help you keep your teeth healthy.
Gum disease is often caused by an infection of the gums called gingivitis that escalates into periodontal disease. Gingivitis results from the accumulation of a thin, sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque, left unchecked, becomes tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a dentist during a professional teeth cleaning. Your dentist can help stop the accumulation of tartar and make sure any that’s already present is thoroughly removed. The first sign of gingivitis is bleeding from the gums. Swollen gums that bleed easily are at risk for more serious infections.
Regular teeth cleanings at Thornhill Square Dentistry in Thornhill, ON are a great way to prevent stains from accumulating. Dark sodas, coffee, tea and red wine are all contributors to stains on the teeth. Smoking also dulls teeth. Having a regular teeth cleaning boosts the effectiveness of a professional whitening session by keeping teeth whiter longer.
Your dentist can detect the onset of numerous dental conditions during a routine teeth cleaning. Prevention always saves lots of time and discomfort, especially when it comes to dental problems.
At Thornhill Square Dentistry in Thornhill, ON, your dental hygienist will remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth. Using a tool called a scalar, the dental hygienist can remove much more built up tartar than possible at home. Next, a special gritty cleaning toothpaste is applied to your teeth and powered off with a rotary brush. Finally, after thoroughly rinsing your dentist will apply a fluoride gel to your teeth. This high-potency fluoride will help re-mineralize your teeth.
Keeping your teeth looking great and in the best of health is our job at Thornhill Square Dentistry in Thornhill, ON. Book an appointment with us today!