A Cleaning Every Six Months is Critical!
Brushing Alone isn’t Enough!
The team at Westdale Dentistry is committed to preventative dentistry. We help our patients understand the importance of regular dental visits and proper brushing and flossing at home.
Oral healthcare maintenance
Oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Dental cleaning and checkups will help to maintain oral health and prevent dental disease. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems, as infection from tooth disease can even spread to other parts of the body.
Dental cleaning and regular plaque removal from the gum area is essential to maintain healthy gums. X-ray examinations are done at the dental health practitioner’s discretion to manage cavities and assess treatment plans.
Dental cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. As your teeth are always exposed to saliva which contains calcium and other substances, they will eventually get a build-up of deposits. These may be tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary to different shades of brown.
If the calculus (tartar) accumulates on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive znd eventually hurt the gums. Cleaning and polishing leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean with your regular brushing at home.