Calgary Dental Office
by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 26, 2018

Are you experiencing puffy gums and persistent bad breath? Here are 5 warning signs you need to visit your local dental office for a deep teeth cleaning.

Have you had a teeth cleaning this year? While it can be easy to neglect visiting the dentist for such a treatment, professional dental cleanings are important for more than just cosmetic reasons.

Visiting your local dental clinic for a teeth cleaning procedure will allow your dentist/dental hygienist to:

  • Remove any stains that can dull/discolor your teeth and give you a brighter smile
  • Clean your teeth to prevent gum disease and tooth loss
  • Detect early signs of problems such as tooth fractures or broken fillings
  • Reduce your chances of potentially deadly heart attacks and strokes
  • Detect early signs of oral cancer


Comprehensive and Affordable Oral Services at our Calgary Dental Office

At our Calgary dental office, we are committed to protecting our patients’ oral and overall health. From dental cleanings and teeth whitening, to Invisalign and wisdom tooth removal, we offer a wide range of family dentistry services to keep your whole family’s mouth, teeth, and gums healthy.

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What is a Deep Teeth Cleaning

Deep teeth cleaning is also known as scaling and root planing and is often recommended when your dentist notices signs that you have gum disease. A deep cleaning may be suggested because:

  • It helps prevent tooth loss
  • It will lower your risk of developing heart disease
  • It can enhance your oral health

During the process, your dentist will do a more detailed job than when performing a routine cleaning and they will remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as well as from the pocket areas between your teeth and gums.


6 Signs You Need a Deep Cleaning

Gum disease does not always cause pain or show visible symptoms, which is why it can be difficult to detect when you need a deep cleaning. When you visit your local dental office for a routine checkup or cleaning, your dentist will check your gums and help determine if you need a deep cleaning.

However, here are some warning signs you should look out for:

  • Puffy and tender gums
  • Gum redness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth

You may also notice that there is some pus where your teeth and gums connect, and some of your teeth may seem loose. In addition, if your gums hurt when you brush and/or chew, you could have gum disease and require a deep cleaning.

Benefits of a Deep Teeth Cleaning

While deep cleaning is often recommended for patients with gum disease, you don’t need to show signs of this condition to take advantage of the procedure. In fact, some patients have deep cleanings at least once a year to protect their oral health and keep their smiles bright.

In addition, regular deep cleanings can:

  • Prevent tooth loss
  • Lower your risk of developing gum disease
  • Reduce your long-term dental costs
  • Enhance your cardiovascular health


Book a Consultation

If you haven’t noticed signs of gum disease, but want to brighten your smile, you may want to talk to your dentist about a deep dental cleaning. However, at the very first signs of gum disease, it’s imperative to schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for the treatment.

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our deep dental cleanings, contact our Calgary dental office at (403)-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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