A dental cleaning is done as preventive care, while a periodontal cleaning is done to mitigate the effects of later stage gum disease. Both are based on accomplishing similar goals, but one goes more deeply than the other in the effort. You can get both types of cleaning done here at Dental Arts of Boston.
Tartar buildup occurs from dental plaque that avoids the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss when you perform your daily oral hygiene. The filmy plaque turns harder and crustier, yet retains the very same properties that allow it to erode your precious tooth enamel, leading to the formation of cavities. In addition, tartar is responsible for the irritation of your gums, which is a key sign of early stage gum disease, or gingivitis. If tartar is not removed regularly, the consequence can be serious. Our Boston best dentist needs to perform a dental cleaning to eliminate tartar buildup. The advantages include making future cavities and gum disease less likely, but it also reverses the effects of existing gingivitis and stops the progression to the later stage, or periodontitis. And this is vital, because periodontitis causes bleeding gums when brushing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums because of inflammation. Before infection sets in and your gums, bone tissue, and teeth are all at risk, our Boston best dentist does a periodontal cleaning. Getting down to the roots, the offending bacteria is removed. The outcome is that your gums have the chance to restore themselves to vibrant health once again.
The reality is that by getting your dental cleaning done every six months, as part of a complete oral examination and checkup, you’ll be unlikely to experience the circumstances that will cause you to need a periodontal cleaning. Contact us now to book your appointment with our Boston best dentist.