One of the easiest things you can do for your dental health is to schedule regular teeth cleanings with your dentist. Professional dental cleaning allows for removing plaque and tartar, which cannot be removed by simple brushing and flossing. Dr. Gloria Serrano and the team at South Knox Dental in Knoxville, TN, welcome you in for a visit and a professional cleaning.
When dental cleanings are neglected, a build-up of tartar and plaque will occur, which a normal toothbrush and flossing routine cannot remove. Both cavities and decay can (and most likely will) develop underneath this build-up. Regular dental cleanings will ensure that tartar and plaque are regularly removed so that you can avoid these dental problems.
When plaque and tartar are allowed to form, irritation along the gum line will occur. Once the gum line is inflamed, and tiny pockets begin to open up around the teeth, bacteria can get in and further inflame the gums. As more bacteria are introduced from food and drink, this problem will only worsen, leading to the development of gum disease. When left untreated, gum disease results in tooth and bone loss. Regular cleanings go a long way in helping prevent this situation from occurring.
As brown tartar and hardened plaque continue to develop, it is near impossible to be removed with an at-home dental regimen. This build-up stinks (literally!). If you allow this to remain, your breath will become foul-smelling and will be unable to be covered up by chewing gum or mints. Scheduling regular cleanings will help assure that you are not chasing people away with your bad-smelling breath.
It is suggested that you schedule a dental cleaning twice a year. By receiving a cleaning once every six months, you are doing your long-term dental health a great service. To learn more about our professional dental cleanings, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gloria Serrano at South Knox Dental today by calling (865) 302-3848.