Teeth cleaning is important in maintaining dental hygiene, as your oral health can affect your overall health. Other health issues, like heart disease, have been directly correlated with gum disease. Gum diseases are primarily brought on by yellow deposits on teeth called calculus, which cannot be eliminated by routine tooth brushing. These crystalline deposits are full of bacteria and adhere firmly to the tooth and beneath the gums. This causes inflammation of gums and bad breath leading to loss of bone structure and eventual loss of teeth.
We use specialised tools called ultrasonic scalers during the teeth cleaning operation to remove these deposits and any other brownish/yellowish teeth stains that may have amassed on the teeth.
We stress the importance of preventative dental health services including regular dental check ups, dental x-rays and teeth cleanings at least every six months.
The 6-Month Check-Up
At Srinivasa Dental Care, we generally advise customers to visit our dental office for a teeth cleaning once every six months to maintain healthy teeth and gums. How frequently dental hygiene appointments are advised can also depend on a patient’s dental history and current oral health. Every treatment and dental hygiene regimen are different from one another because every patient is different.
Our friendly staff would be happy to discuss your oral dental care, and provide advice as to how many times per year you should visit the dentist for teeth cleaning.
5 Hygiene Tips for a Healthy Smile
- Maintain at home: brush & floss as your dental hygienists instructs.
- Limit sugar exposure: tame your sweet tooth!
- Limit acid exposure: acid causes decay in teeth.
- Keep your check-ups: maintain professional hygiene care.
- Early intervention: visit your dentist at first signs of a problem.