Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is an essential component of an effective oral health care routine. Taking great care of your teeth ensures a bright, attractive smile as well as guards against the development of tooth and gum disease. A healthy mouth reduces the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, and a variety of other conditions. The groundwork for good oral health begins with a strict regime of brushing and flossing, and scheduling a thorough cleaning at the hands of your dental hygienist at least every six months contributes a final layer of protection.
Why Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?
Besides brightening your smile and guarding against bad breath, professional cleanings dislodge plaque and tartar that can lead to tooth decay. Also, a regular teeth cleaning provides your dental care professional with the opportunity to exam your teeth and gums for signs of developing problems — and catching conditions early saves you money in the long run. Fortunately, when gum disease is detected early, it can be minimized by the right course of treatment, and it may even be able to be reversed. Your dental team can also catch problems such as fledgling cavities during a routine cleaning.
What to Expect From a Teeth Cleaning
A properly performed teeth cleaning begins with an initial inspection of your mouth and gums followed by a quick session of digital X-rays to check for conditions such as bone loss, underlying cysts or tumors, the beginnings of gum disease, and any other abnormalities that may affect your dental health. The next step is the removal of tartar and plaque using an instrument known as a scaler. After this process is finished, the hygienist removes remaining stains with a power toothbrush and your choice of specially designed flavored toothpaste. You’ll emerge with a sparkling smile and a healthier mouth.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our office at your convenience to schedule your next teeth cleaning session.