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The Relationship Between Tartar And Gum Disease

When we think about the bacteria and food debris in our mouths, we may tend to focus on how their presence affects our cavity risk. What you should know is that accumulated bacteria can also present a threat to your periodontal health. Plaque, a sticky accumulation of bacteria, can lead to problems, but you can remove the substance by brushing and flossing. However, if plaque is left with enough time to form tartar, you can find yourself incapable of removing it. Plaque and tartar create a risk for an infection in your gums, which can lead to gingivitis. If nothing is done about your condition at that point, it could advance to periodontitis, which can cause serious complications. A routine dental cleaning can remove tartar from your teeth. If you have gum disease, your dentist can protect your gums by performing an ultrasonic scaling.

A Routine Dental Cleaning Can Remove Tartar From Your Smile

Your hygienist can protect your smile by removing tartar during a routine cleaning. This removal will help you prevent future cavities, as well as gum disease. As part of your preventive dental exams, cleanings offer important protection, and can help ensure that your smile stays problem-free.

Responding To Gingivitis With An Ultrasonic Scaling

If your dentist notices signs of gum disease, or if you schedule a treatment because you are worried about your periodontal health, an ultrasonic scaling can help. An ultrasonic scaling, which involves a careful cleaning of your teeth under your gum line, can help put an end to gum disease. Receiving this treatment when you have gingivitis can help you recover, and avoid developing periodontitis.

Enjoy Advanced Oral And Periodontal Care At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can look forward to advanced preventive care that will help you stay on top of your oral health needs. Patients receive a routine cleaning at every dental exam. If you have issues with your periodontal health, an ultrasonic scaling can remove harmful bacteria below your gum line. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we happily provide expert dental care for patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.