Here at Collins Street Smiles we believe in prevention. This is why your regular dental examination and cleaning appointments are so important. With regular exams and professional cleans we aim to prevent issues or find them before they become big problems.
While good oral hygiene at home is vital, many people don’t realise that the hard tartar (known as calculus) can only be removed from your teeth by a professional clean. When left untreated calculus build up trapped in between the gums and the teeth will cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) short term and in the long-term receding gum disease (periodontitis).
Here are a few signs you may need a professional clean:
- Visible tartar build-up
- Visible stains
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Painful gums