Like a facial or a deep tissue massage, professional teeth cleanings go a few levels deeper than the home version ever could. Now imagine if skipping a regular facial or deep tissue massage could mean the difference between relaxed, supple, glowing skin, and inflamed, bacteria-riddled skin that would eventually fall off and need to be replaced. It may sound dramatic (or like an episode of the latest Ryan Murphy show), but unfortunately, the consequences of skipping professional oral health care can have equally severe consequences for the teeth, gums, and even general health.
Why are Professional Teeth Cleanings Necessary?
Even with a regular and diligent brushing and daily flossing routine at home, a toothbrush and floss alone won't remove all of the plaque and bacteria that build up between the teeth, and under the gum line. Just like the rest of the body, everyone's dental anatomy is different, and while some people may be able to get away with a professional dental cleaning once a year, others may need professional treatment and care more frequently to help prevent or reverse the effects of gum (periodontal) disease.
Kona, HI based dentist Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka advises his patients to plan for a regular oral health exam and professional cleaning once to twice a year. If additional treatments are necessary, your dentist can set up the appropriate treatment plan and schedule to achieve the best results.
Contact a Dentist in Kona, HI
It's never too late to start an oral health and treatment routine. Whether you brush and floss every day, or need to get back on track, a dental exam and professional cleaning are the best way to avoid cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. To learn more about your individual periodontal disease risk and to schedule an appointment for a cleaning, contact Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka at Sweet Tooth Dental in Kona today.