Deep Cleanings for Gum Disease: What You Need to Know
Keeping your smile healthy and attractive starts with prevention. If you brush, floss, and visit the dentist for your semi-annual dental cleanings, you may never have to worry about developing gum disease.
But your life is busy, and it’s all too easy to let dentistry fall to the bottom of your to-do list. A few missed appointments and an at-home hygiene routine that gets a little too relaxed can quickly undo all your efforts, and you may find yourself facing gum disease.
Gum Disease 101
Gum disease develops in two stages:
This is the earliest and mildest stage of gum disease. Bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that isn’t removed with correct brushing or professional cleanings ...