corona cleaning

While brushing and flossing is important, this cannot remove all plaque and tartar build from your smile. Which is why you need to undergo treatment to remove the layers and safeguards your smile. In today’s blog, Riverside Dental Group in Corona, CA, talks about why you should have your teeth cleaned every six months.

The Rise of Plaque and Tartar

Over time, the foods and drinks we consume will leave behind particles of sugar and starch. As oral bacteria break down these particles, it creates a sticky bacterial byproduct that coats the teeth. The layers of plaque will harden with time into tartar, and can be impossible to remove with brushing and flossing alone. We recommend a cleaning because the layers can weaken and erode outer enamel to cause tooth decay and infection. Your gums could become inflamed, and you could develop gingivitis and even gum disease. The risk of teeth stains and bad breath increases as well! Which is why we want to see you every six months to remove these layers completely.

Dental Cleanings

With the dental cleaning procedure our team will gently and thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar with an ultrasonic device and a manual tool. The process only takes a short period of time, and we will polish your teeth afterward to ensure a brighter appearance and to limit how much buildup can form before your next visit to our office. At home, you can brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss every evening to limit the severity of buildup for the months to come. Trying to cut back on the sugar and starch in your diet is helpful too!

Deep Cleanings

What if you have severe buildup and the symptoms of issues like gingivitis and gum disease? In these cases, we may recommend a scaling and root planing. Our team will use the smew tools to remove buildup from the teeth and from the roots too. We will numb the smile since this is a more involved procedure. This could take one visit or as many as four, it all depends on the severity of your buildup.

Do You Need to Schedule Your Next Visit?

We want to help you and your family enjoy good oral health and bright smiles. Schedule your next appointment with your nearest Riverside Dental Group location in California.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.