Gum disease is one of the most common problems a dentist encounters. Nearly every adult will experience it at some point in their life. The good news is there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being affected by it and to help lessen any damage or resulting problems that can be caused if it is left untreated.
One of the easiest and most effective ways of tackling gum disease before it becomes a major problem is to keep your teeth clean. In addition to your daily cleaning and flossing, it is important to book yourself in for a dental cleaning appointment twice a year. These methods, used together, are great ways to help ward off gum disease.
What Causes Gum Disease?
There are a few reasons why gum disease can develop. The most common of these is plaque and tartar buildup. Over a period of days and weeks, plaque and tartar can accumulate on the surface of teeth and between teeth and gums. When this build-up collects under gum tissue, it irritates gums, causing them to inflame and become swollen. If this is not dealt with routinely, it can result in long-lasting problems, such as loss of teeth and damage to surrounding bone. There are also a few other risk factors to consider that can contribute to gum disease, such as pregnancy, smoking and diabetes.
How Does Dental Cleaning Help?
Every single person deals with plaque and tartar on a daily basis, which is why daily cleaning is so important. It is a simple fact of life. While plaque and tartar on the surface of teeth can lead to decay, it is the buildup between teeth and gums that causes the most problems. Even the most proficient daily care routine will struggle to remove all plaque and tartar in this area. For this reason, dental cleaning and regular check-ups are essential to help reduce risk and monitor any potential issues that may arise.
A professional dental cleaning uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your teeth are cleaned to the highest standard. We can remove plaque and tartar buildup missed by your daily brushing and flossing, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and sparkling. Not only does it leave you feeling great, it is also a fantastic way to keep the perils of gum disease at bay. Enquire about our dental cleaning service today to give yourself a happy and healthy smile.