Do you know how important it is to come in for a professional teeth cleaning? When you brush your teeth at home, you’re probably not removing all of the plaque and tartar, which can continue to build and cause cavities. To prevent this, we recommend seeing us at least every six months for a cleaning and exam.
Even if you feel like you’re thoroughly brushing your teeth, it’s very easy to miss spots that are hard to see or reach. When you come to DentalMed Associates, we will make sure to properly clean these areas with our advanced equipment.
During these visits, we will also be able to determine if there are any signs of decay before they worsen and cause an infection.
Before we begin, we will first look for signs of decay, infection, or gum disease. X-rays may also be recommended depending on when you last had them.
If everything looks fine, we will begin to remove any plaque and tartar with a scaler. After the plaque and tartar (calculus) is removed, the hygienist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush, followed by flossing. Your visit will then come to an end with a fluoride rinse that will help protect your teeth.
Seeing a dental hygienist for a teeth cleaning twice per year will provide many great benefits. They include:
Prevention of cavities
Prevention of gum disease
Stopping bad breath
Prevention of bone loss
Prevention of tooth loss
Getting your teeth cleaned and mouth examined are important steps to maintaining your oral health. If you are in need of a teeth cleaning, contact DentalMed Associates today!