Oral Hygiene Services
Cleaning (“scaling and root planning”) and polishing of your teeth are important parts of your regular professional oral maintenance. Scaling and root planing is the only way to remove the hardened deposits of calculus (“tartar”) that can contribute to gum disease. The removal of plaque, the bacterial film that builds up on your teeth every day, and tartar smooths and polishes the surfaces of your teeth and your restorations so they are less likely to accumulate deposits. Cleaning can also remove some stains and mild discolourations, so your teeth look better.
Gum disease if left untreated can be more serious than a change in gum colour, bleeding gums, chronic bad breath, receding gums, and loose or missing teeth. Gum disease has been linked to more serious general health concerns such as heart disease, and low birth weight in babies. So, let us help you help yourself keep your teeth, and live a long time to enjoy them.
Oral hygiene treatments are part of our smile enhancement treatment options that may be recommended depending on the circumstances.