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How Dental Cleanings Protect Your Smile

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When you have plaque and tartar buildup, this can increase the risk of everything from bad breath and teeth stains to periodontal disease. To protect your smile, our team can remove the buildup with a professional dental cleaning. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist talks about the importance of a dental cleaning.

The Factors Behind Plaque and Tartar

When we consume foods and drinks with high amounts of sugar and starch, this leaves behind parci8esl trapped on and between our teeth. Bacteria will then break down these particles, consuming them and leaving behind a sticky byproduct that coat the teeth. Plaque then hardens into tartar with time. The buildup can be limited with daily brushing and flossing, but only a professional procedure can remove the layers in their entirety. These layers can make teeth stains more visible, and also increase the risk of tooth decay and infection as the layers weaken and erode the outer enamel. The ability for the layers to inflame and irritate gum tissues also increase the risk of gingivitis and gum disease.

Removing Buildup

To remove the buildup, you need a cleaning. Which is why we recommend one for patients of all ages every six months. Using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool, we will gently and thoroughly remove all buildup from the surfaces of your teeth. Afterward, we clean the teeth to not only brighten the smile, but to also limit the ability of buildup to form on the teeth in between your six-month visits. But what if you have sore, red, or bleeding gums, common warning signs of gingivitis and gum disease? Then you need a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing.

Scaling and Root Planing

We use the same tools and technologies as the traditional option, but we’re also removing plaque from the exposed surfaces of the roots and from beneath the gum line. The procedure is more involved and may take multiple visits in some cases, depending on how severe your plaque actually is. We will numb your smile to keep you comfortable and again, we will polish the teeth afterward. We may then suggest traditional cleanings every three to four months to control plaque and manage the disease.

If you have any questions about how we safeguard smiles of all ages with a six-month dental cleaning, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a bright and healthy smile and avoid issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Schedule A Preventive Treatment

We want to help you enjoy good oral health by avoiding the issues related to plaque and tartar. To schedule this surgery, call Silk Dental in Dallas, TX, today at (214) 969-SILK (7455).