What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease (formally known as periodontal disease) is caused by bacteria that feed on plaque and grow on tartar. Gum disease starts off as gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums. If it is not treated, it will evolve into periodontitis, which is a serious infection in the gum tissue. The gums start to recede at this point, which leads to the teeth becoming more exposed. Teeth can ultimately come loose and fall out if periodontal disease progresses.
Regular professional teeth cleanings can help prevent gum disease, which is why coming to visit us in Gardena for a dental cleaning is so important.
What Is the Dental Cleaning Process?
Our dental cleanings begin with a complimentary consultation in our comfortable and modern practice. At your first consultation, we will take x-rays and our expert Dr. Omid Barkhordar will perform a thorough examination to determine the correct dental cleaning treatment for you.
One of our experienced and highly qualified dental hygienists will then expertly remove any existing plaque and tartar. We then will give your teeth a gentle polish and stunning shine by using a specialized fluoride and non-abrasive cleaner. We will also clear away any leftover food particles with a quick floss.