Do you want to make sure that you have healthy teeth and gums? In order to do this, you will want to have a great at-home cleaning regimen, as well as come to our office, Michael Barmé DDS, for periodic teeth cleanings. Coming in for a teeth cleaning Norwalk CA is very important in helping to retain healthy gums, and in turn healthy teeth.
Having healthy gums is very important if you want to have healthy teeth. In fact, if your gums are not healthy, there is no way your teeth can remain healthy and intact. If you develop gum disease, and it remains untreated, infection can go down to the jawbone and cause your teeth to loosen – or even fall out. In order to keep your gums healthy, one of the most important things you can do is to come in for teeth cleaning Norwalk CA. Even with the very best at-home brushing and flossing, some plaque will remain on teeth. One plaque is left to remain on teeth for even a short period of time, it will harden and turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which can only be removed from teeth using professional dental cleaning instruments. When tartar is allowed to remain on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and gum infection will take hold in your mouth.
During a teeth cleaning Norwalk CA, the health of your gums will also be assessed. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months so that your gums will be able to return to good health. If it is found that you have gum disease, and deep pockets have formed, you may be encouraged to have a periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing. This treatment is like a deep cleaning for the gums which will remove all infection and debris from the deep pockets, and allow the deep pockets to become smaller, and for your gums to heal. If you would like an appointment to meet with our dentist, Dr. Michael Barme, for a comprehensive dental exam, or for teeth cleaning, contact our office today.