Why do I need more than two dental cleanings a year?
If we find symptoms of periodontal (gum disease) during your regular checkup, our hygienist will recommend a dental cleaning and tips for improving your oral hygiene routine.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection in your gums that we need to treat promptly. Without treatment, periodontal disease attacks your gums, jawbone, and other structures that support your teeth. Chronic gum infections are also known to contribute to life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, and stroke.
For most people, cleanings twice a year are sufficient to prevent periodontal disease from developing in the first place. But if you have signs of periodontal disease, you need more frequent cleanings to keep your gums healthy and prevent the disease from reoccurring.
If you have gum disease, our hygienist will carefully and gently clean your teeth above and below the gum line to remove the infection. Once we remove the infection, your gums will start to heal. More frequent cleanings ensure that your gums heal properly and stay healthy.
As your Alpharetta family dentist, Dr. Kai Liang is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health. Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential treatments we offer that protect your oral health by preventing serious problems like gum disease.
Please contact our dental office to make an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning. We will work with you to establish a treatment plan that will keep your teeth and gums healthy for many years to come.