Cleaning and Checkup
At Missouri City Dentistry, we would love to be your chosen and trusted providers. Going without a professional cleaning for years allows calculus and plaque to build up under and around your gums and teeth. Our bodies don’t like foreign objects, which includes calculus and plaque. Our immune systems try to eliminate these objects even though it’s always a losing battle; plaque and calculus can only be removed through mechanical means—like professional cleaning. The consequence of not getting professional cleanings is gingivitis, and leaving foreign objects on our teeth and gums long enough can lead to bleeding, swollen gums, and loose teeth (periodontitis). Dental cleaning involves using an ultrasonic scaler to vibrate out all the plaque and calculus. It is a gentle procedure and does not damage your teeth or gum. The most cost-effective way of maintaining dental health is regular brushing and flossing at home and semi-annual checkups and professional cleanings at our dental office.
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