Frequent Teeth cleanings can prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and even heart disease.
To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends having your teeth professionally cleaned, at least every six months. Frequent cleanings and examinations can prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and even different health issues such as heart disease. Cleaning sessions remove tartar (mineralized plaque) that accumulates on teeth and the tartar that adheres to the root surfaces below the gumline. Even with careful brushing and flossing, tartar can accumulate, especially in areas that are difficult to reach. 80% of cavities occur in the grooves, or pits and fissures, of the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
Teeth are then polished leaving your mouth feeling fresh. Polishing makes the tooth’s surface smooth and prevents the accumulation of plaque. Finally, your dentist and hygienist may decide to apply fluoride to protect your teeth and fortify them against future decalcification or breakdown.
Preventive services may include:
- Removal of plaque and tartar
- Stain removal
- Fluoride application
- Sealants (for children)
- Polishing teeth
- Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures
Educational services may include:
- Tooth brushing and flossing instructions
- Nutritional counseling
- Recommendations for future treatment: when to return for follow-up hygiene treatment, periodontal (gum) concerns or restorative options
- Evaluation of self-care effectiveness
- Tobacco-cessation counseling
Contact us today for a consultation. We strive to provide the exceptional dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright.