Deep cleanings remove plaque and tartar that have gotten down into your roots, causing your gums to become inflamed or infected. Also called scaling and root planing or a periodontal cleaning, it is a vital treatment done expertly and gently here at the office of Len Schwarzbaum DDS. For most people, the need for one can be completely eliminated with a visit every six months for our teeth cleaning in Forest Hills.
At the heart of dental and periodontal wellness is how plaque is dealt with. It is a constant presence. In fact, every morning, if you’re thinking about it, you can feel the coating on your teeth that is the best evidence there is of plaque’s existence. It’s bacterial, and is responsible for both tooth decay and the cavities that result, as well as gum disease. Tartar is the hardened version of plaque, and it is caused by plaque that is not removed through your daily brushing and flossing routine. When you come in for our teeth cleaning Forest Hills, you are doing something positive for your teeth and gums. Tartar buildup is eliminated, along with residual plaque. Equally important, if you are showing indications of early stage gum disease, gingivitis, our teeth cleaning Forest Hills will keep it from progressing and reverse its effects. This may take two rounds of cleaning in particularly stubborn cases, but it is very effective. It is only when gingivitis is allowed to advance to periodontitis, the later stage of gum disease, that deep cleanings become necessary. With possible symptoms that include bleeding when you brush, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth, it is vital to have a deep cleaning to restore your gums to their normal state of being pink, vibrant, and strong.
Call us today to schedule your appointment. Teeth cleaning in Forest Hillss, whether preventive or to address existing problems, constitute a key process in promoting gum wellness.