Are you ready for a dental cleaning? Having a dentist or hygienist clean your teeth can offer a number of oral health benefits. Without these routine visits your smile may develop a greater risk of cavities or periodontal disease occurring. Talk to your dental team today about scheduling this preventive procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Cleanings
Question: When do I need one?
Answer: The American Dental Association recommends both kids and adults undergo a routine dental cleaning at least twice a year. If you have a high risk of developing gum disease then the doctor may suggest more frequent ones, about once every three to four months.
Question: What does a dental cleaning involve?
Answer: A cleaning involves a doctor or dental hygienist using either a manual tool or possibly an ultrasonic scaler to remove the plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth. Afterward, the teeth are thoroughly polished. The entire procedure is completed in a single visit.
Question: What are the benefits?
Answer: First, the procedure can help brighten the teeth slightly and offer a smooth finish. Removing plaque can also prevent the inflammation of gum tissue and the weakening of tooth enamel, reducing the overall risk of gum disease and periodontal disease. In addition, removing plaque buildup can also improve your breath and help fight halitosis.
Question: What if I brush and floss everyday?
Answer: While this is vital to maintaining a healthy smile, brushing and flossing alone can’t remove plaque. However, they can reduce the severity of future buildup and help your smile stay free of cavities and periodontal problems. If you have any questions about our preventive treatments or would like to schedule a dental cleaning then please contact our office today.