– Do your gums bleed while brushing?
– Do you experience bad mouth odour?
– Do your teeth have some deposits or stains on them?
– Did you go down to the dentist for some dental work & the dentist recommended you professional cleaning & polishing/ oral prophylaxis??
If your answer to the above is YES –
its time you get your teeth cleaned.
‘Cleaning your teeth at the dentist every 6 months’ is like servicing your vehicle regularly.
With the best will in the world, it is still difficult to remove plaque and prevent the build up of tartar & stains completely. We strongly recommend a professional dental cleaning session every 6 months. Deposits on your teeth is a disease of the teeth & oral tissues, just like any disease affecting any other part of your body.
The combination of food and bacteria in your mouth can cause decay, gum disease and bad breath.
It would be a great pity to suffer gum recession, or to lose teeth through gum disease because of long-term neglect to oral hygiene. It would equally be a shame to compromise the effect of an attractive smile with bad breath even in the short term.
Ignoring this routine in your younger years can cause more serious/ bigger dental problems as you grow older. Regular care is the key to lesser dental issues.
Bust your Myths –
I] Each time you clean your teeth, a layer of your tooth comes off.
Reality – The professional cleaning machines have only that much power to remove deposits on the teeth. To remove tooth substance you need handpieces as used while doing fillings.
II] Your teeth start moving/ become loose after cleaning.
Reality – The deposits around the teeth have already over time irritated the gums, & caused the gums & supporting bone to move away from the tooth. These deposits just give a false sense of stability-faux anchors.
Once these deposits are removed, the true support is seen. Hence people feel that teeth start moving after cleaning. But it is important to remove these deposits….overtime the gums & bone may grow back till the correct level. If the loss is more, corrective measures can be taken to increase the life of your tooth.
Maintain a healthy mouth, fresh breath and to maximise the longevity of your smile.
A simple cleaning ensures your good oral health & avoids problems in the long term.