Even patients who are religious about brushing and flossing regularly should have a professional cleaning by their dentist or hygienist at least twice a year, advises to the American Dental Association. With their expert knowledge, skill and instrumentation, dentists and hygienists can remove tartar and plaque that patients are unable to reach on their own. Keeping your teeth and gums clean helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay, which can lead to cavities and tooth loss. Oral issues are more easily remedied with early detection. Without early intervention, however, most dental problems progress and over time are likely to require treatment that is more invasive, painful and costly.
When gums bleed during a professional dental cleaning, it’s most often due to an excess accumulation of bacteria at the gum line. This build-up is actually the first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis. Gingivitis causes gum inflammation and sensitivity. When inflamed gums are touched – even gently – by your dentist’s brushes and tools, they can bleed.
In addition to thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums, dental examinations at Dental Center of Redondo Beach include:
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