Most people should have their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. This will remove staining and plaque while also giving your dentist the chance to screen for periodontal disease and oral cancer. Those with diabetes are at higher risk of gum disease and should be vigilant of the potential damage.
Professional teeth cleaning should be used alongside regular brushing and flossing to help maintain oral health. During a professional deep cleaning procedure, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar build-up. A fluoridation treatment will help to strengthen the enamel which can be weakened by diet and lifestyle choices. This will help to prevent periodontal disease, bad breath, and cavities.
Problems with your gums may present in different ways. If you notice that you spit blood when you brush your teeth, you should make an appointment with our office for a professional cleaning. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left unchecked. Healthy gums should be pink, firm, and free from swelling.