Why is Gum Health Important?
Here at One Smile, we want to ensure you enjoy healthy gums. Strong, disease-free gums are vital for your dental health as they provide support for your teeth. Without this support, your teeth are at risk of becoming loose and in the worst case, we may need to remove them. Strong gums also provide a barrier between your mouth and your body, preventing harmful bacteria from entering your bloodstream and protecting your general health.
In order for gums to remain strong, they must be kept free from infection that can be caused by plaque bacteria building up on your tooth surfaces. If plaque isn’t regularly removed, it will harden into tartar or calculus, increasing the risk of gum disease, a very destructive condition that is a common cause of tooth loss.
How Can Oral Hygiene Treatments Help?
The best way to have healthy gums is to have your teeth professionally cleaned at the same time as your regular check-up. This procedure removes tartar in a process called scaling, where special hand instruments are used to scale or scrape your teeth, which will then be professionally polished to complete this treatment.
Enjoy Fresher Breath and Get a Sparkle in Your Smile
Afterwards, your teeth should feel wonderfully clean and you may notice they look a bit brighter than before. This non-invasive treatment is also excellent for improving your breath.
For more information, please call us on (03) 9887 4539 in Wantirna South, on (03) 9886 7551 in Glen Waverley and on (03) 8794 9777 in Narre Warren.
Our practices are located at 3 Rezes St, Wantirna South VIC 3152, 228 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150 and 5/2-8 Victor Cres, Narre Warren VIC 3805.