Are deep cleans worth it? Top advantages of this procedure from our dentist at Wagga Wagga

When it comes to visiting your dental team, it can seem like an annoyance when it is recommended that you undertake a deep clean.

Similar to a scale and polish which is performed by a hygienist, a deep clean focuses on the removal of plaque, which if left untreated can cause a range of secondary health issues.

Why is it so important to remove excess plaque? Because if it is left on your gums and teeth, it can create an inflammatory response or it can harden and calcify, creating tartar. And while you may be able to remove softer plaque that is on the front of your teeth, you may need a bit of help to remove stubborn tartar from in between your teeth, which is where our team at Kooringal Dental comes in!

At Kooringal Dental, our dentist Wagga Wagga will endeavour to keep both your and your family’s teeth and gums in top condition. We recommend a deep clean at least once a year for those who have a history of gum disease or for those who have misaligned teeth, to ensure that gum disease and cavities remain at bay and stay that way.

But what are some of the other benefits of having a deep clean with our dentist Wagga Wagga?

Advancement of gum disease

OK, so as you may have guessed, if you have too much plaque in your mouth, you are likely to develop gum disease.

As our dentist Wagga Wagga will remove all of the visible (and invisible) plaque during a deep clean, this will prevent inflammation which can lead to gingivitis. Or, if you already have gum disease, a deep clean can prevent it from worsening.

Bad breath

It is no surprise that people who have excess levels of plaque in their mouth usually have bad breath.

Plaque is an accumulation of bacteria which can cause foul odour as they begin to break down enamel; a deep clean eliminates the bacteria and leaves you with fresher smelling breath. Simple!

Root protection

And of course, you will want to keep plaque away from the root of your teeth.

If you have plaque under the gumline, it can target the root of your tooth, which exposes the pulp and causes infection, something which is highly undesirable.

As our deep clean at Kooringal Dental will remove stubborn hidden plaque, the roots of your teeth will remain pristine and clean.

Prevents tooth loss

A deep clean prevents tooth loss in 2 ways; the first is by eliminating gum disease (a leading cause of missing teeth) and the second is by preventing decay which can lead to extraction.

Either way, a yearly clean with our team can keep all your teeth happy and healthy.

Healthy gums

Healthy gums are essential for keeping your teeth secure in your mouth, but have also been linked to a reduction in health conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer and even heart attacks . Removing plaque allows your gums to stay soft and firm, and prevents bacteria from entering your bloodstream.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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