It’s the year 2014. While we are far from cars flying and people teleporting to other countries, we do have futuristic laser-assisted deep cleaning in our dental offices. Yippee! At Chicago’s Sugar Fix Dental Loft, dental hygiene is at its most advanced. Dr. Brittany Dickinson and her team aim to give patients the deepest and most thorough teeth cleaning possible. How do they do it? Why with lasers, of course.
Tired of facing down that yucky yellow stuff that accumulates over time between your pearly whites? You know what I’m talking about. One day your teeth are white as snow. The next day you’re checking for food in between your teeth and (gasp!) there is yellow junk there that no amount of hardcore flossing is going to rid. Ugh! So frustrating. Especially when you have to wait another four or five months for that biannual teeth cleaning.
CALCULUS (DENTAL, NOT MATHEMATICAL)
The yellow stuff building up over time in between your teeth is hardened dental plaque called calculus (also known as tartar). Don’t worry. You’re not doing anything wrong if you have calculus. It’s caused by minerals from saliva that over time accumulate on the plaque that is on your teeth. You can certainly attempt to have the best oral hygiene routine in the world and still might see a little tartar appear.
As long as saliva is around, the chances that you’ll have tartar are pretty good. What makes the whole situation worse is the fact that calculus’s rough surface is the perfect place for more plaque formation. The more plaque, the high the chances your gums will suffer. Lord knows we don’t want you to deal with gum disease. We need to keep your gingiva (fancy word for gums) in tip-top shape! A professional deep cleaning significantly reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Say what? How do we make that yellow stuff disappear? The process of removing excessive amounts of calculus and plaque is called periodontal debridement. Periodontal means “around the tooth” and refers to anything surrounding or encasing a tooth – basically the gingiva. At Sugar Fix Dental Loft, we use dental lasers. That’s right. Dr. Dickinson and Jennifer remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets with a laser. The smaller the periodontal pocket, the healthier and firmer the gums, which is what we here at Sugar Fix want for everyone.
Call Sugar Fix Dental Loft today and learn about the most advanced way to remove calculus and plaque from your lovely pearly whites. Nobody should have to deal with yellow junk between their teeth. Not when we have so many other things causing us to worry (Ebola, anyone?). Dr. Brittany Dickinson and her team offer general dentistry services such as comprehensive examinations, digital X-rays, oral cancer screenings, sealants, fluoride treatment, and professional teeth cleaning and polishing (my personal favorite part of a visit to the dentist). Stop by the Lakeview location today and witness a laser in action.