When it comes to maintaining great dental health, regular teeth cleanings are important. Teeth cleaning removes plaque buildup that can lead to cavities, infections, and poor gum health. When you come to David W. Piper Family Dentistry for routine teeth cleanings, we make sure to thoroughly remove any debris in between your teeth and gums!
When you eat food and drink beverages, the contents can become stuck in between your teeth. This causes plaque buildup around your gum line and on the surface of your enamel.
Acidic beverages like coffee, tea, and fruit juice can stain the enamel on your teeth. Sugar and carbohydrates react with the plaque to dissolve the enamel, leaving your teeth sensitive and vulnerable to decay.
Plaque buildup can cause cavities and gum disease, which is why it’s so important to get regular teeth cleanings to remove the built-up plaque and thoroughly clean around each tooth.
Gum disease occurs when leftover debris from food and drink remains in your gum line. Your gums become inflamed, leaving them vulnerable to gingivitis and other serious infections. Advanced gum disease can damage your jaw bone that surrounds and holds on to your teeth roots.
If your gum health deteriorates significantly, you are at risk of tooth loss and a receding gum line. Bacterial infections in your gums can spread to the roots of your teeth, causing them to loosen or even fall out. Also there is research evidence that advanced gum and bone disease may play a role in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Rheumatoid arthritis and mental health.
You can take care of your gum health when you come in for teeth cleanings. At David W. Piper Family Dentistry, we gently clean around your gums to remove any debris and plaque that has built up over time.
Comprehensive Dental Cleanings
When you schedule a cleaning with our team, we take care of every part of your gums and teeth. We use a variety of instruments and ultrasonic waves to get rid of stubborn plaque and debris on your teeth and gum line. We then apply a fluoride paste to protect your enamel to help prevent cavities. We also educate and instruct you on the best way to take care of your mouth at home to help prevent problems.
After your thorough teeth cleaning, we provide you with take-home dental tools to continue great oral health habits after you leave.
Ready to enjoy a fresh and clean smile? Contact the team at David W. Piper Family Dentistry today!