Teeth Cleaning and Whitening Treatment
Brighten your smile with our teeth cleaning and whitening treatment! A great teeth cleaning can help you gain your self-confidence back. Are you planning a wedding or attending a special event? Our teeth cleaning treatment will help it make the special day that much more perfect. No matter what the occasion, let us give you a bright white smile with our teeth cleaning and whitening treatment.
Why Is Teeth Cleaning Necessary?
Teeth cleaning is required for two reasons:
- To prevent diseases in the rest of the body like heart disease, dementia, and complications of diabetes
- To prevent tooth loss
Teeth cleaning removes the buildup of plaque and tartar. This buildup is mostly natural, but too much buildup can lead to gum disease.
Gum disease is when your body’s immune system is responding to this tartar buildup with inflamed and bleeding gums. The immune system response is successful at killing off invaders like infection and flu bugs, but at a cost: like a war, there are innocent bystanders that get slaughtered. As gum disease progresses, so does the destruction to your bone and tissues in your mouth.
Your immune system is meant only to fight off infection for a short period of time — chronic activation of the immune system means it can get worn out and it won’t be as strong to fight off an illness. Chronic activation of the immune system can lead to diseases in the rest of your body.
That’s why preventing gum disease reduces risk of stroke, heart disease, and dementia.
At a certain stage, this damage is irreversible, so prevention is the best way to maintain overall health and keep beautiful teeth for a lifetime — and teeth cleanings are a critical piece of this prevention.
What You Should Expect During Your Teeth Cleaning Treatment?
We will explain what work is being done, why it’s being done, and why your teeth may be sensitive or why your gums are bleeding.
You can ask for a mirror or an intra-oral camera (a more hi-tech version of the mirror) which will allow you to watch your hygienist working and understand what’s being done to your teeth.
We will give you an updated primer on proper brushing and flossing technique. Follow through after a teeth cleaning is everything, so use this opportunity to get a full demo of what you should be doing at home to keep your mouth disease-free and healthy.