To ensure that your mouth remains healthy, we recommend a preventive scale and clean every six months; more often for those with a history of gum disease. During these visits, our dentists gently remove calcified plaque and tartar build-up that has accumulated along the teeth and gums. When left behind, these bacterial deposits can cause periodontal (gum) disease – a condition that leads to tooth and bone loss. Fortunately, with preventive care, it’s possible to preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Care for Your Smile at Home
A dedicated home care routine is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend brushing for at least two minutes twice a day, with a soft bristled brush. Floss at least once daily to clean between the teeth and just below the gumlines.
Even the most dedicated brushers will experience mild amounts of build-up between their check-up appointments. If left alone, this can lead to symptoms of gingivitis, like:
- Gums that are swollen or tender
- Bleeding when you brush or floss
- Food catching between your teeth
Schedule your cleaning at Enso Dental today to reverse symptoms of gingivitis and reduce your risk of cavities. We are open late and Saturday appointments are available.