Cleans & Preventative Care

Cleans & Prevention

A healthy smile and good oral hygiene begins with regular Preventative Dental Care. Regular scale and cleans help to remove the build up of bacteria around your teeth and in your gum pockets.

For all our patients at Dazzling Smiles dental we recommend they have a scale and clean done every 6 months. These routine scales and cleans are designed to manage minor issues such as gingivitis and prevent such gum disease from progressing. Planning a regular cleaning twice per year allows us to intercept dental problems when they are at their initial stages. This way, if treatment is required, it is easier to treat, less invasive to your teeth and more affordable in the long run.

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If it has been more that 1 to 2 years since your last dental visit, there is a good chance that you have significant bacterial build up that needs to be cleaned away. This cleaning is performed by using ultrasonic scalers which vibrate at a high frequency to remove calculus without damaging your teeth. If a deep clean is required we may even use local anesthetic to numb your gums before removing the calculus underneath them.

Proper care and prevention of oral disease is the best thing you can do for your teeth. Addressing and intercepting problems before they occur will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Early treatment may even save your tooth from being extracted or undergoing complex and costly treatments.

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Regular dental care protects you from both dental decay and gum disease. This will not only keep your mouth healthy but also the rest of your body healthy.
This differs from case to case, but we recommend that you see your dentist for a check-up and clean twice a year. Once you make your first appointment you will receive convenient 6 monthly reminders via phone or text.
Everyone should be brushing their teeth twice per day. Preferably once in the morning after breakfast and once at night, after dinner. Daily flossing is crucial to clean areas under the gums and in between the teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing is recommended once per day before bed.

What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?

Gum disease treatment along with a good oral hygiene routine can help prevent gum disease. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms we recommend you make an appointment with us as soon as possible for an assessment to determine the best treatment to prevent further damage.

Why do I have swollen gums?

When bacteria accumulates under the gums, it produces toxins that eat away at the gums and bone. In response, the body sends protective fluids and blood to the area to fight the toxins. This leads to bleeding and swollen gums.

Why do I have sore gums?

When too much fluid and blood accumulate in our gums, it leads to a build up of pressure within the tissues. This pressure leads to sore gums and inflammation.

Normal, Healthy Gingiva (Gums)





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