Cleanings & Prevention
Regular teeth cleanings by Dr. Buttaro is a vital part of fighting off gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontal disease (gum disease). If you don't thoroughly remove all the bacteria in your mouth, it will accumulate, motivating gum inflammation. If left untreated, this inflammation can sprout into gum disease. Gum disease causes the gums around your teeth to become lose and degenerate - which will eventually mobilize tooth loss.
The most adamant of brushing and flossing at home cannot remove all the bacteria and debris from the gum lining and pockets. A deep, thorough cleaning by your dentist will ensure all particles and bacteria are removed from your teeth and gums. In cases where significant gum disease is suspected, a deep cleaning may be done with a mild anesthetic.
Plaque and tartar buildup can also cause bad breath and cast a dingy tint to your teeth. But regular cleanings by Dr. Buttaro will remove plaque and tartar to grant you a brighter smile with fresher breath.