A professional dental cleaning is the process of improving your dental health in ways you cannot replicate at home. For example, your dentist can use special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from teeth in hard-to-reach areas that you might miss with your home oral hygiene routine.
Attending teeth cleanings at least every six months helps you achieve the following oral health benefits:
Here’s the best part - routine dental cleanings help you avoid more expensive dental procedures in the future!
When you arrive at a teeth cleaning appointment at the Center for Advanced Dentistry, you relax in a comfortable dental chair. Your provider might take dental X-rays, if necessary, before cleaning your teeth. They will then use specialized dental tools to scrape away tartar and plaque and thoroughly clean your teeth.
Your dentist examines your teeth and gums to let you know if you have tooth decay or another dental issue that will require further treatment. Then, they’ll offer you preventive fluoride treatment and dental sealants to strengthen your teeth and reduce the risk of cavities.
If you have a cavity, your provider can restore your tooth during the same visit or at a subsequent dental appointment.
Between professional teeth cleaning appointments, it’s essential to care for your teeth at home. Brush them at least two times daily using fluoride toothpaste and floss every day.
You should also eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, avoid sweets, tobacco, excessive alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverages. Of course, your dental provider at least once every six months for routine teeth cleanings and exams.
Don’t put yourself at risk of oral health problems associated with skipping teeth cleanings. Schedule your next cleaning and exam with the experts at the Center for Advanced Dentistry by phone or online today!
Our team of dedicated professionals are ready to help you get started.