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Signs That You Need a Deep Cleaning Session

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A deep cleaning session is an excellent option for patients who experience several signs of bad oral health. A few of the most common signs that signify the need for cleaning have been listed below.

Bad Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing. It also can be a sign of something more serious, such as gum disease. Gum disease is often caused by not brushing your teeth enough or not brushing well enough. If the condition goes untreated, it could cause tooth loss.

The best way to deal with bad breath is to get deep cleanings. The dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth. This will eliminate any bacteria that might be growing in your mouth. The dentist will also remove any plaque or tartar from your teeth, both things that can cause bad breath.

Bleeding Gums

Having gums that bleed when you brush or floss may mean it’s time for deep cleaning. When patients notice bleeding gums, they may think that it is because they haven’t brushed or flossed correctly. However, this might not be the case. If patients have chronic issues with bleeding gums, it may be a sign that they need a deep cleaning.

Receding Gums

Healthy gums have a firm, pink color. Once your gums begin to recede, your smile may become very noticeable. This is because the roots of your teeth are exposed and can cause pain, sensitivity, and damage.

Red, Sensitive Gums

Are your gums red, swollen, and tender? You could have gum disease. Gum disease, also called gingivitis, is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth and causes gums to become inflamed. If your gum disease is severe, you may also notice that your gums are receding, pulling away from your teeth.

If your gums are red, swollen, and tender, you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Gum disease is treatable, but the longer you have it, the worse it can get.

At Westwood Dental, our experienced team provides emergency dental care for patients in Draper, Utah. To schedule an appointment, call (801) 716-7006 or visit our office at 11576 S State St Suite #1201, Draper, UT 84020.