Good oral hygiene is not only important for maintaining a healthy smile, it’s important for your overall health. Even if you brush your teeth twice daily and floss once per day, it is important that you have a professional cleaning every 6 months.
Routine checkups and cleanings play a crucial role in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Why? Over time teeth tend to build up a layer of plaque (a sticky, bacteria-rich film) and hard deposits (called calculus or hard tartar). If these deposits are allowed to remain on tooth surfaces or below the gum line, they provide ideal conditions for bacteria to grow and multiply. The bacteria produce acids that cause tooth decay and gum disease and if left uncontrolled, can lead to inflammation and infection of the gums and possibly influence systemic (whole body) diseases.
A prophylaxis (dental cleaning) formed in conjunction with a dental examination and x-rays can go a long way towards preventing gum disease and other dental diseases such as dental decay or infection.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of staying healthy. At Norman Smile Center our dental hygienists are highly trained and experienced using the latest in advanced technology and treatment techniques, and every member of our staff is committed to making sure you feel welcome and comfortable in our office. Because everyone’s teeth are a little different, your dental cleaning will be tailored to your particular needs.