Deep Cleaning Periodontics
Healthy Gums. Healthy Teeth.
What Is Deep Cleaning?
Poor oral hygiene can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is when the gum tissues and bone are infected. A deep cleaning treatment (periodontics) is necessary to prevent further infection and tooth loss. Deep cleaning is also recommended before getting our affordable dental braces.
At Signature Smiles, our goal with every dental procedure is to place you or your family member on the right path to pristine oral health. Our deep cleaning procedure focuses on the health of your teeth by removing plaque build up that is not possible to remove with brushing and flossing. Our dental hygienists also remove as much bacteria in the mouth as possible. This bacteria could lead to harmful oral and overall health problems.
We always recommend that our patients undergo a dental cleaning twice per year to keep plaque and bacterial buildup at bay. A deep cleaning is a great way to keep you from experiencing cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease (gum disease). Avoiding these problems can also help you avoid major dental problems or procedures, like infections, root canals, or requiring dental implants.
Periodontal disease is also often linked to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The connection with these diseases is continually being studied.
Our Houston dentist office only utilizes the latest and best in dental technology to serve our patients. We understand the importance of providing top notch dental service to our pediatric and adult patients because our goal isn't simply ensuring beautiful smiles, it's about ensuring healthy smiles.
Periodontal Disease Prevention
Of course we want every single patient to avoid periodontal disease, which is why we focus on prevention. Preventing periodontal disease, however, can only be done through education. We educate all of our patients on how to best take care of their teeth. Here are some simply best practice methods to help avoid gum disease:
- Practice healthy oral hygiene (brushing twice daily, and flossing and rinsing daily)
- Visit your dentist regularly (at least every 6 months)
- Eat a healthy diet and limit snacking (especially sugary snacks and soft drinks)
Why You Need Deep Cleaning
There are some warning signs that may indicate periodontal disease. If you ever experience any of these signs, then it is time to shcedule you deep cleaning periodontics appointment. These warning signs include:
- Bleeding gums when flossing or brushing your teeth
- Swollen, red or tender gums
- Receding gums where the gums have pulled away from the teeth
- Unpleasant breath that persists
- Pus between teeth and gums
- Tooth movement that changes your bite