Dental Hygiene is very important to prevent improper growth of oral bacteria. The mouth is always teeming with bacteria and this is completely normal. At any time, the bacteria can grow together with other particles and form a biofilm or mass called dental plaque or calculus. This sticky and colorless bacteria forms on your teeth (at the front, behind, or between adjacent teeth), on chewing surfaces, and along or below the gumline. Even with proper dental hygiene routines such as brushing and flossing daily, plaque can still build up on our teeth. Dental cleanings twice a year helps eliminate this calculus, gets ahead of any dental problems and keeps our teeth squeaky clean. Our office is qualified to clean dental implants, crowns and veneers without removing them. Journey with us to a clean smile today!
Deep Cleaning Teeth
The major reason why you have to brush and floss regularly is to disrupt, control, and remove the mass of bacteria that naturally forms on your teeth. Failure to practice proper oral hygiene would expectedly allow the dental biofilm to continue to grow. It may take either of two routes:
- become acidic and cause tooth decay (also called cavities or dental caries)
- harden to form tartar (also called dental calculus)
A scaling and root planing (or SRP) is then needed to fix this problem. SRP is typically sufficient if the depths of periodontal pockets are less than 4-5 mm (0.16-0.20 in). To find the mm depth we use what is called a perio probe, which main function is to ascertain excessive periodontal pocket depth. During the SRP treatment an ultrasonic scaler (and sometimes, special handheld instruments) are used to remove accretions (plaque and tartar) on the tooth surfaces. Once treatment is completed sometimes trimonthly revaluation may be necessary to monitor improvement. Mild periodontitis can be treated before it moves to severe. Come in today for your complimentary consultation and 3D scan. Let us improve your oral health today!
Do you have traditional dentures, an overdenture, or an implant denture? Here at North Texas Dental Surgery we specialize in prosthetics and we know exactly what care to give you dentures to ensure peak oral hygiene conditions for your mouth. Our onsite prosthodontist specializes in prosthetics or dentures and we have the capability to give you the highest quality of dental service. If you are looking for the best care, look no further than our office in McKinney Texas for all your hygiene needs.