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Why is it necessary to get a dental cleaning every 4-6 months

Some of us have the misconception that they don’t need professional dental cleaning if they clean their teeth by themselves regularly. This is true if you want to develop serious gum disease and further complications, leading to losing your teeth. Here is why having a professional dental cleaning regularly is very important:

Stopping gum disease at an early stage
Plaque is a bacterial coating that forms on your teeth over time. It hardens after 24 to 36 hours, turning into tartar. Tartar can’t be removed simply by brushing, no matter how good your toothpaste or how long you brush for. As plaque builds up and turns into tartar, it pushes its way into the gum line. This causes inflammation that will lead to gum disease and bone loss around the teeth. If left untreated, this may lead to serious periodontal disease and loss of teeth. Regular cleaning can remove plaque, tartar and prevent serious gum disease.

Prevent tooth decay
Losing a tooth to tooth decay is not only painful and embarrassing but also expensive to replace with a dental implant or another tooth-replacement system. Tooth decay happens over time and visiting a dentist regularly may prevent it as your dentist will be able to diagnose the problem and plan the treatment before it’s too late. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to root canal and other dental complications.

Happier you
Your breath will be more pleasant, your smile will sparkle and you will have saved yourself a lot of pain, suffering and money. Paying for a cleaning every few months is far less expensive than the cost of periodontal treatment.

Dr. Salim Kapadia offers affordable oral hygiene services in Scarborough. We’ve received the 2020 Best Dental Office in Scarborough Platinum award for our industry-leading general and cosmetic dentistry services in Scarborough. Book an appointment online for any of your dental needs – click here.