In order to prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease, careful oral hygiene must be practiced daily. Tartar can form in less than 24 hours when teeth are not properly brushed and flossed, so twice daily cleanings are crucial for controlling plaque and preventing tartar buildup. At Webster Dental Care, our dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush for preventing periodontal disease, as well as a mouthwash and toothpaste that is suited to your specific needs.
Patients who have received treatment for periodontal disease will require more regular dental cleanings than typical patients. Our Webster Dental Care dentists may recommend professional dental cleanings as often as four times a year depending on the severity of the damage. During these appointments, plaque, tarter, and bacteria will be removed, and the pocket depths between teeth and gums will be measured to ensure the treatments are working properly.
Good oral hygiene practices and consistent periodontal cleanings are essential in maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control.