We’ve all heard of plaque, but have you heard about calculus? It’s plaque’s nasty big brother, and it can’t be removed by just brushing your teeth; it has to be removed by a professional.
How often should it be removed, you ask? Great question! Read on to find out.
There are five sides to your teeth, which you’ve already learned if you’re a regular reader of our blog. It’s very important that you brush and floss daily, but even then, it will be almost impossible to stop all plaque from calcifying onto your teeth.
That’s why you need the skills and expertise from a dentist or dental hygienist. A professional cleaning will remove the heavy plaque build-up that can cause poor oral health and tooth decay.
A professional cleaning removes calculus, which is the hardened plaque that builds up behind your lower teeth and other places. Calculus cannot be removed by simply brushing your teeth, so regular teeth cleanings are key to its removal – and your gum health!
As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you get your teeth cleaned every six months. This can be done during your dentist check-up.
Your dentist will be able to tell you whether you should come in for a teeth cleaning more or less often, but only after inspecting your oral health. For example, individuals who are prone to oral health problems or gum disease may need more frequent cleanings.
Cairns Precision Dental Group offers a complete range of oral health maintenance options. Our Oral Health Therapist Kirsty Schneider is committed to providing exceptional oral health care to all patients, and has a passion for children’s dentistry. She wants all children to enjoy visiting the dentist and to make every appointment one that is enjoyable and memorable.
Our very own Dental Hygienist Aldo Ricardi has more than 10 years experience in the dental industry. Also is gentle and caring, and takes a holistic approach to the role of dental health. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, which allows him to assist clients with culturally diverse backgrounds.
Click here to book your next teeth cleaning with Cairns Precision Dental Group today!