Professional Teeth Cleaning in Land O’Lakes
A teeth cleaning (or dental prophylaxis) is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Regular teeth cleanings are an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease and are effective in keeping the oral cavity in proper health.
The benefits of professional teeth cleanings include:
- Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
- A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Regularly scheduled teeth cleanings can, over time, help reverse these stains.
- Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Professional teeth cleanings are commonly performed at our office. We recommend visiting our office in Land O’ Lakes for this quick procedure twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but professional dental cleanings are one of the most effective measures Dr. Bernier can use to effectively halt its progression.