It's not JUST a clean!

October 21, 2015 10:05am | Educational Area

When the dentist cleans your teeth, they remove plaque and CALCULUS.

Calculus is the name given to plaque that has matured against the teeth and it is impossible to remove with your toothbrush - think of calculus forming in the same way that barnacles do on a boat!

Plaque and calculus cause your gums to become INFLAMED which results in pain, bleeding and gum recession. It can also cause the bone supporting your teeth to recede, meaning your teeth can become mobile and can eventually FALL OUT!

Having a routine maintenance program in place is crucial in order to prevent dental problems from occurring in the future. So next time you receive your dental check-up and clean reminder SMS, call us to book in for your appointment sooner rather than later because now you know.. It's not JUST a clean!

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