How frequently should I see a dental professional?
The ADA recommends that you schedule a dental exam and clean every six months.
Is deep cleaning better than a dental exam?
Deep cleaning is the treatment of choice for periodontitis, which is a common form of gum disease. It’s important to know that gum disease causes bone loss, which can lead to loose teeth. Deep cleaning is effective at removing plaque and tartar, thereby preventing gum disease.
What are some signs of periodontal disease?
Symptoms of periodontal disease may include:
- Red and swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Gums that bleed easily
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection that damages gums and bone that support teeth. It often occurs as a result of untreated gingivitis, which is a mild form of periodontal disease.