Prophylaxis Teeth Cleaning
A Brighter, Fresher Smile
Stained and discolored teeth can make us want to hide our smiles. There are lots of things that can cause staining; coffee, red wine, acidic or spicy foods, and smoking are just a few of the most common culprits. Preventing staining can be quite a challenge!
But stains on your teeth may also be a sign of potential oral health problems. A build-up of tartar, plaque, and acid can break down the enamel of your teeth, exposing you to tooth decay and gum disease.
At Boulder Smiles, our friendly and experienced hygienists are always here to provide you with a full range of cleaning services that make stained teeth and bad odors a thing of the past.
Dental Cleanings are an effective dental procedure for keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include:
Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. Tartar can only be removed through professional dental treatments. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
A healthier-looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the aesthetics of a smile. Dental cleanings are an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
Fresher breath. Because gum disease is caused by bacteria, one of the most noticeable side effects can be chronic bad breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Dental Cleanings can be performed at our office. We recommend that this gum infection treatment be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3–4 months for individuals suffering from periodontitis. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental cleanings are one of the tools that can be used to effectively halt its progression.
Your Teeth Deserve Superior Care
Drs. Russ and Birnbach offer a number of dental treatments that can keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!