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  • 15 July 2017

Why do I need a scale and clean every 6 months

You may think going to the dentist is unnecessary, particularly if you take good care of your teeth, but in fact even if your teeth are in relatively good shape, having a professional scale and clean by your dentist every 6 months may prolong your life!

Taking good care of your oral hygiene is essential to keeping your teeth and body healthy. It’s just as important as fuelling your body with the right foods and taking daily exercise.

There are many health factors that are affected by the level of your oral hygiene. Having your teeth scaled and cleaned by a dentist every 6 months, not only removes plaque, but provides you with the following benefits:

  • Reduces cavities
  • Prevents gum disease
  • Prevents tooth loss
  • Reduces periodontal disease
  • Freshens breath
  • Removes stains
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Reduces risk of stroke
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Periodontal disease

Bacteria that cause periodontal disease can release toxins into or travel through the bloodstream and help to form fatty plaques in the arteries. These plaque deposits can be responsible for blood clots and causing the liver to make high levels of certain proteins which inflame the blood vessels (inflammation that could eventually lead to a heart attack or stroke).

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Loose teeth

Ace Dental on the Gold Coast dentists and Oral Health Therapist aim to provide a comfortable and thorough scale and clean for our patients. Your good dental hygiene and gum care now could mean less health problems into the future.

We have over 7 years experience and will happily run through good oral hygiene techniques of flossing, brushing and general gum care to ensure every patient knows how they should be taking care of their oral hygiene at home.

We also offer Periodontal cleaning for patients who present with Periodontitis.

As your dental health is closely tied to your general well-being, we suggest you book in for a scale and clean at Ace Dental every 6 months.

Call us on (07) 5532 3577 to speak with one of our friendly staff to make an appointment.

Our broad range of services include general, cosmetic, preventative dentistry and kid’s dentistry. Root canals, teeth whitening, teeth removals, implants, dentures and emergency dentistry.

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