Dental Clinic: You need a dentist to clean your teeth regularly
Posted Monday, October 28 2013 at 01:00
Most people do not know that they need to have their teeth cleaned professionally.
However, the aim of having a professional touch is to prevent or delay the progression of gum diseases.
Even if you clean your teeth regularly and diligently, there are germs and deposits which cannot be removed by a tooth brush.
That is why it is recommended that you seek for professional care. When a dentist cleans your teeth, they remove soft and hard deposits that cause cavities and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth.
There are six major reasons why you need to visit your dentist for this kind of treatment.
•Thorough examination of the mouth or a denture.
•Removal of hard deposits on the teeth surfaces and gaps (tartar, discolorations).
•Bleaching of discolorations caused by coffee, tea or smoking.
•Removal of soft deposits through special brushes, pastes and dental floss.
•Polish and fluoridation in order to set up an even surface, which is a protecting shield against the deposit of bacteria and tartness.
How often should you your teeth?
The frequency of professional teeth cleaning depends on the health of your teeth and gums. For example, healthy children and adults should have their teeth cleaned twice a year.
If you have a tendency to get gum infections, are on regular medication, or you are a smoker, you should visit your dentist more often.
Most people fear to have oral examinations done on them, largely because they think it is an expensive experience.
Your dentist is in best position to advise you on how often you should have your teeth professionally cleaned.
The writer is a dentist