Far too many people wait to see the dentist until they’re experiencing pain. Teeth cleaning at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS is the surest way to avoid cavities, pervasive infections and eventual tooth loss. These treatments brighten and whiten the teeth, eliminate trapped plaque and bacteria and keep the gums pink and healthy. They’re also great for creating fresh breath and a smile that you can feel proud to show off to the world.
Why Teeth Cleaning is Necessary
Regular brushing and flossing are both essential parts of your ongoing oral care routine. Unfortunately, however, even the greatest amount of diligence in these areas is not guaranteed to remove all plaque and debris from around and between the teeth. There are even many instances in which particles of food and other matter find their way below the gum line. The professional teeth cleaning services at our office are designed to eliminate all materials that brushing and flossing alone cannot. By having these services performed regularly, it’s possible to significantly reduce your likelihood of developing cavities and gum disease.
Protecting and Improving the Health of the Gums
The soft tissues within your mouth need a clean and smooth surface to adhere to. When they lack this, the gum tissues often begin to draw back and reveal the upper portions of the tooth structures. This is known as recession. Receding gums expose the soft and vulnerable dentin of the natural teeth, which causes tooth sensitivity and pain. If you have a hard time enjoying hot or cold beverages and foods without experiencing discomfort, having the teeth properly cleaned could be important for restoring the health of your gum tissues.
It’s also important to note that trapped plaque, bacteria and food debris can cause the gums to become red and inflamed, especially if these things are not removed in a timely fashion. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, are sensitive to the touch or appear swollen, you should know that these are all signs of early gum disease. Without the proper treatment, this issue can turn into advanced periodontitis and will likely result in tooth loss.
Gum disease and infections of the gums can also spread to the underlying bone structures, thereby resulting in significant bone density loss. Moreover, these same infections will eventually enter the bloodstream, where they can wreak havoc across all internal systems. These are all issues that can be easily avoided by simply having your teeth cleaned at our office on a regular basis.
Identifying Moderate Issues Before They Spiral Out of Control
Having your teeth cleaned will also give our dentist the opportunity to spot minor issues before these have the chance to turn into something far larger. With dental care, timely solutions are essential for preserving natural tooth structures and the overall integrity of the smile. These routine visits at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS are the perfect chance for our team to identify and fix any issues that you may be dealing with. Contact us today to schedule your teeth cleaning at our office in Asheville.