Has it been a while since you’ve last seen your dentist Lake Worth? If that’s the case that your teeth may need to be deep cleaned on your next dental appointment. In case you’re not aware, experts recommend everyone to visit their dentists at least every six months to keep your mouth healthy. Depending on the dentist’s evaluation, you may need to set an appointment for regular cleaning or deep cleaning. Check out the big differences between both procedures.
Regular cleaning refers to the standard cleaning procedure that your dentist Lake Worth performs during your bi-annual visits. Its main purpose is to keep your gums healthy by removing the plaque and tartar that accumulate in the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth. The mass of bacteria or the sticky and colorless biofilm that tends to grow on the surfaces of your teeth is called plaque. When plaque is left unaddressed, this can harden into pale yellow or brown-colored tartar. Since the buildup of tartar is bonded strongly onto your tooth enamel, only a dental professional can remove it via regular cleaning.
Deep Cleaning is required when a larger amount of tartar have taken form on your teeth’s surfaces. As the condition worsens, pockets along the gumlines begin to take form as the bacteria accumulate inside your mouth. When this condition is left untreated, this could lead to a more serious periodontal disease that may cause you to lose your teeth – unless your dentist Lake Worth performs a deep cleaning or scaling and root planing procedure. During a deep cleaning procedure, plaque and tartar are removed from the surface of your teeth’s roots. While regular cleanings only take a single visit, deep cleanings can take more than one appointment due to the extensiveness of the cleaning that’s being required.
Whether you need to schedule a regular cleaning or deep cleaning session with their dentist Lake Worth, contact Palms Dental Care today.
Dr. Kyle Kromrey was born and raised in South Florida, graduating from University of Florida, both for his undergraduate and his D.M.D. Go Gators! Upon graduation from dental school, he received additional training for advanced dental care in Cape Coral, Florida in a private practice setting...Read More >>
Dr. Morgan Coakley was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. After attending the University of Florida to study microbiology she always knew healthcare was in her future. She went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University...