Cleaning & Soft Tissue Management in Richmond Hill & Toronto
Regular dental cleanings help prevent cavities and gum disease by detecting major problems through a check up and removing plaque and tartar buildup on your gumline.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the gums caused by a bacterial film called plaque. The accumulation of plaque creates a hardened substance called tartar, which irritates the gums, causing swelling, bleeding, and gum recession. Gum disease can ultimately lead to bone recession and tooth loss, and has also been linked to increased risks of stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, and dementia.
Daily brushing and flossing, along with regular cleanings, can remove dental plaque before it leads to deeper health problems.
Soft Tissue Management
Soft tissue management (STM) is a structured and organized system that helps in the early detection and non-surgical treatment of emerging gum disease. STM can also help detect changes to the mouth tissue in the early stages of oral cancer. The many benefits of STM include:
- Fresh breath
- Improved taste
- Healthy gums that do not feel tender or bleed easily
- Management and control of gum disease
- Personalized cleaning recommendations for your at-home regimen
Book your dental cleaning appointment at Dufferin Vaughan Dental Centre today for a thorough examination of your dental health. We always welcome new patients from Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Maple, Thornhill, Woodbridge, and adjoining communities.