Professional Cleanings To Prevent Gingivitis

Having your teeth professionally cleaned at the dentist can have positive effects on your oral health. Namely, professional dental cleanings can help to prevent gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. While it is important to maintain daily oral hygiene routines, such as brushing and flossing, this alone is not enough to prevent plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gingivitis. If you have not had your biannual visit to the dentist for your professional teeth cleaning yet this year, consider seeing Dr. Adam Byam of All West Dental, your Lethbridge dentist in Lethbridge, AB.

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. Despite being preventable, if left untreated gingivitis can cause severe damage to teeth and gums, including the loss of teeth. This occurs when there is a build-up of plaque on teeth that are not properly removed. This can be prevented with routine oral care and regular professional teeth cleanings at your Lethbridge dentist in Lethbridge, AB.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can be divided into 4 stages: gingivitis, early periodontitis, moderate periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. In the first stage, gingivitis, most people experience inflamed or red gums that may be painful or bleed when eating or brushing. These are warning signs that you should seek medical attention with an appointment at your dentist.

Importance of Preventive Care

To avoid the build-up of plaque on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline, it is important to see your Lethbridge dentist in Lethbridge, AB, regularly so that they can monitor your oral health and get rid of excessive plaque and tartar in the mouth. With annual professional teeth cleanings, you can prevent gingivitis and avoid the risks associated with gum disease. To schedule your professional dental cleaning today with Dr. Byam at All West Dental, please call (403) 380-3300.

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