If you want to have healthy teeth, you also need to have healthy gums. The best way to keep your gums healthy is to make sure that you have excellent oral hygiene, and that you come to see us at City Smiles Dental for a periodic teeth cleaning in Hamilton Canada.
When you brush and floss your teeth daily, you are removing dental plaque from your teeth. However, even with the very best of intentions, people are not able to remove all the plaque from their teeth. This plaque can cause dental cavities, and can also cause gingivitis to develop. Gingivitis is commonly a precursor to gum disease. If our dentist sees that you are developing this gum problem, it will most likely be recommended that you have a teeth cleaning in Hamilton Canada several times over the coming months. This should help your gums return to good health. However, if our dentist sees that deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums, it will probably be recommended that you have a different type of periodontal treatment. When deep pockets have formed, the periodontal treatment that is generally recommended is a scaling and root planing treatment. This periodontal treatment can be performed at our dental office for you, and is often extremely effective in helping gums return to their excellent health. This scaling and root planing treatment is often referred to as a deep cleaning for the gums. All materials are removed from the deep pockets, allowing them to heal. Sometimes the treatment will need to be performed more than once in order to get your gums healthy once again. Our dentist may also find it helpful to provide you with repeated periodontal treatments to keep your gums healthy.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist for a dental exam, or to have a teeth cleaning in Hamilton Canada at our dental practice, contact us today.