Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.
Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth, and bone.
At Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.
Our goal is to help our Columbus dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gum line where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.
To schedule a deep cleaning, call 614-451-2100. We are located at 1840 Zollinger Rd in Upper Arlington. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Grandview Heights and Hilliard area. See for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.
Contact Mark A. Miely DDS:
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1840 Zollinger Rd
Upper Arlington, Ohio