Preventing Gum Disease At Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair

Preventing Gum Disease at Love Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair 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 Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair in Kelowna, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Kelowna 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 gumline 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 250-860-8900. We are located at 301-1890 Cooper Rd in Kelowna. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Mission and V1Y 8B7 area. See https://drmalfair.ca/blog/ for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7