Hygiene Services in Durham
Brushing twice daily with regular flossing are excellent for maintenance between office visits, but a healthy mouth and beautiful smile require routinely general and preventative care to clean out any debris, plaque, and bacteria that your daily routine can't get. Our dental practice, located in Ajax, offers general care that includes regular oral examinations and cleanings. At Durham Dental Anesthesia, our Ajax dentists and hygienists provide preventative hygiene services, which include fluoride, professional breath control, and periodontal (gum disease) treatments designed to help you keep your teeth and gums strong and disease-free.
Everyone experiences some form of plaque buildup. The saliva, bacteria, and proteins in your mouth form a thin layer that covers your teeth at almost all times. When you eat, tiny particles, acids, and sugars from the food stick to this film, creating a buildup on the teeth known as plaque. The bacteria that lives in this plaque can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings will help remove the plaque and prevent more serious problems.
If you have healthy gums, the tissue will fit tightly around the tooth and keep plaque out. However, if gum disease begins to form, this tissue will loosen. Healthy gums attach to the tooth just 1 to 3 millimeters below the gumline. With gum disease, you'll begin to develop deeper pockets. These can fill with plaque, worsening your problems and causing symptoms like bad breath.
Our Durham dental office offers a type of dental cleaning that reaches below the gumline to remove plaque buildup. The process of scaling and root planing the teeth is often referred to as a deep cleaning. This treatment goes beyond the general cleaning that you receive with your regular checkup and annual visit.
Contact our Ajax office today to schedule a cleaning or consultation!