To maintain a healthy smile and good oral hygiene, regular dental checkups are important. Even if you regularly brush your teeth, there will always be hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. This can lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease. Timely appointments at your dentist’s will help detect problems early on to implement effective treatments. At Gardner Dental Group, we check for cavities and infections as a part of our teeth cleaning process in Burlington. We also offer other facilities such as dental crowns, Invisalign® and dentures.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
Dental plaque is a biofilm which grows on teeth causing major bacterial growth than can lead to cavities. It also produces substances which irritate the gums, making them red and bleed easily.
Tartar, also known as calculus is a plaque hardened on your teeth. It can damage your tooth enamel, but if you remove it you can prevent permanent tooth decay and gum disease.
When there are areas of tartar build-up, a scaler is used to gently scrape off those deposits.
After the scaling process, your teeth are ready for polishing. This removes stains from the enamel resulting in a bacteria-free smooth surface.
Fluoride treatment is recommended after cleaning, as it helps in further strengthening of the enamel.
At your cleaning appointment, our hygienists may also offer advice about how to take better care for your teeth in between visits.
It is a progressive condition comprising of three stages:
Gingivitis – Caused by the build-up of plaque, it leads to gum irritation. This is the first stage of gum disease, which is completely reversible with professional cleanings and diligent oral hygiene.
Periodontics – Tartar along your gumlines breaks the attachment between gums and teeth, leading to bone loss and periodontal pockets.
Advanced Periodontitis - This cannot be treated by regular dentists. A periodontist has to perform a laser surgery in order to prevent tooth loss.
To learn more, speak to our team of professionals.
The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and then floss. While choosing any dental product, look for the Canadian Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. It is a symbol of a dental product’s safety and effectiveness.
Cleaning your teeth once a day with interdental cleaners helps in the removal of plaque. Eating a balanced diet and visiting your family dentist can also help you get an attractive smile.
Regular check-ups are a key aspect of preventative maintenance, and during your visit, the dentist will perform a visual examination, looking for any signs of potential problems.
Helping you maintain a beautiful smile is our priority. Therefore, we make it easy for you to schedule your teeth cleaning in Burlington. Contact us today to schedule your hygiene appointment.