Cleaning and Healthy Gums
Your teeth may be in great condition, but remember that gums are their foundation! Therefore, regular cleaning (scale and polish) is essential to keeping your gums healthy. Plaque and tartar can accumulate on your gums, leading to a breakdown of their integrity. Gum disease manifests itself in many forms, such as bleeding, gum recession (shrinkage), bad breath and excessive tooth mobility. Recent studies have also shown a link between gum disease and heart disease – so there’s more reason for you to keep clean, and stay healthy!
The deceptive thing about gum disease is that it is often painless. Cleaning treatment once every six months is recommended for the average person – and individuals with more advanced gum problems may have to undergo more frequent cleaning.