Dr. Guiot’s Downtown Dental Clinic has been serving Ottawa and its surrounding neighborhoods for 26 years. Dr. Guiot and her team have earned the trust of the community by providing excellent oral care. Downtown Dental Clinic’s services include teeth cleaning, an important aspect of oral maintenance.

Teeth cleaning is a procedure that experts encourage, and for good reason. It can help a person in various ways. The following are some reasons a good cleaning should not be skipped.

Bacteria-Free Mouth

A good cleaning involves more than just a quick polish. Your dentist will have the opportunity to check the status of your teeth, your gums, and your overall oral health. Overlooked bacteria/plaque can do a lot of damage, and a careful professional check-up can help your dentist uncover these pathogens before they wreak havoc in your mouth.

Minty-Fresh Breath

One affect these pathogenic bacteria can have on your mouth is bad breath. Dental cleaning helps remove some of the bacteria responsible for halitosis. While some people may rely on mouthwash or a breath mint to get rid of bad breath, these solutions only mask the problem. Dental cleaning does a much better job at keeping these bad breath–inducing pathogens at bay, so it is a good idea to keep up with dental maintenance.

Zero Tartar Buildup

Tartar is hardened plaque, which is very hard to remove. Having your teeth cleaned regularly will help prevent plaque from hardening. Tartar’s yellowish, caked-on look will leave your teeth looking and feeling less than prime, so preventing it from happening should be a top priority.

Not only does tartar affect how your teeth look and feel, but it is also a precursor to more serious issues, such as gingivitis or gum inflammation. A regular dental checkup will help prevent these issues from occurring.

Tartar, also known as calculus, can also negatively impact your general health.

New Patient? Contact Us Today

Whether you are suffering from unexplained tooth pain or are merely wanting to prevent any damage from happening to your teeth, contact us at (613) 234-0792 to schedule your first appointment.