When is the last time you had your routine dental check up and cleaning? Visiting your dentist at least twice a year is not only critical to your oral health, but also to your overall well-being. Good dental hygiene is incredibly important in preventing conditions like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more. At Kraklow Quality Dental, we look forward to caring for your dental needs and strive to keep your smile clean and sparkling for years to come!
The Plaque Attack
Plaque is a significant problem often leading to a host of dental diseases. It forms when particles of food and sugar on your teeth become colonized by oral bacteria. As bacteria feed, they bond with each other and the surface of your gums and teeth, forming a biofilm, which if left sitting, becomes hardened tartar. The acid formed by bacterial plaque can erode your tooth enamel causing tooth decay, and irritate your gums causing gum disease. You may also experience gum bleeding and bad breath. While necessary for your oral health, brushing and flossing at home can't rid you of all the plaque deposits.
The Importance of Dental Cleanings
Your routine dental check up can help keep your teeth healthy and avoid many dental diseases. They help protect your teeth by ensuring that they are free of the bacteria that leads to dental decay and cavities. Cleanings help prevent gum disease, which can potentially lead to tooth loss. In addition to improved oral health, cleanings can help improve the way your teeth look and feel, leading to a brighter, whiter smile.
Dental Check ups and Cleanings at Kraklow Quality Dentistry
Our team at Kraklow Quality Dentistry is fully equipped and experienced to remove every last trace of plaque and tartar leaving your mouth feeling incredibly clean. During your routine visit, we will also perform a meticulous checkup to identify any dental conditions in their early stages, enabling us to treat them before they progress.
We also use ultrasonic cleaning because we feel it is a great way to clean teeth and keep them healthy. Rather than manually scaling your teeth, we use a device that vibrates at an extremely high frequency for effective and delicate cleaning of your teeth. The pulsating movements cause plaque and tartar to fall off your teeth and then we rinse them away with a water tip directly attached to the scaler.
Our ultrasonic cleaning device also helps to eliminate tartar and a hard, calcified type of tartar called calculus. Before ultrasonic cleaning became mainstream, dentists had to scrape plaque and tartar manually. This sometimes resulted in damage to the patient’s tooth enamel.
Ultrasonic cleaning most effective way to treat gum disease
If you already have gum disease, ultrasonic cleaning reaches plaque and calculus deposits beneath the gum line in a way that hand scraping cannot achieve. This method doesn’t put any physical pressure on the teeth and is important for people who have gingivitis because they’re already prone to loosened teeth and don’t need to worry about having a tooth accidentally dislodged at the dentist.
Patients who have put off dental cleanings will be happy to know that they’re now easy and painless.