Maintaining your dental health is possible in a number of ways. Cleaning your teeth at our office on a regular basis is an excellent place to start. Before completely cleaning your teeth, our hygienists and dental experts identify plaque and problem areas, providing you with information to help you maintain a happy, healthy smile.
What are the benefits of having regular dental cleanings and exams?
Routine examinations are an important part of maintaining proper oral hygiene. Regular dental cleanings have a number of advantages, including:
- Bones and gums that are in better shape
- Teeth that last longer.
- Early detection and treatment of cancerous growths and other oral diseases.
What happens if we don’t get our teeth cleaned? Inability to maintain proper oral hygiene can result in:
- A diminished ability to ingest and process a wide range of foods, resulting in health and fundamental difficulties.
- Bad breath, which can be caused by periodontal disease or food particles that have spoiled.
- Harmful effects on cardiovascular health and general well-being.
- Gingivitis and gangrene
What to Expect During Your First Checkup
Our dental cleaning appointments are usually around an hour long, and new understanding visits are usually a little longer. We put in a lot of effort in getting to know each of our patients and matching medicines to their specific health needs and goals. This is what you can expect on your first visit to our office:
- Dental History-A hygienist will compile dental and clinical narratives so that we may get a clear picture of your current health, including any illnesses that may compromise dental care.
- Digital X-rays-We use digital x-beams as a guideline for your comprehensive oral exam. If you have had x-rays done within the last year, please send them to our office. While giving your clinical history, please enlighten the hygienist in case you can’t have x-rays taken.
- Oral Screening and Teeth Exams-After doing an oral cancer/sore evaluation for side effects of cancer and other illnesses such as cardiovascular illness, disease, and diabetes, we examine your teeth for rot.
- Gum Evaluation and Teeth Cleanings—Our hygienist will examine your gums, using a test to estimate periodontal pockets, and clean your teeth by identifying and eradicating tartar, plaque, and analytics spaces.
- Oral Hygiene Habits-At the conclusion of your session, we will check on and support proper oral hygiene.
How to Prevent Tooth Decay with Proper Oral Hygiene
Tooth decay is a common persistent ailment that can be combated in a few simple and mild ways.
- Every day, brush twice and floss once.
- Get your teeth cleaned and tested twice a year.
- Limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods.
- Take fluoride pills to strengthen your teeth and make them more resistant to decay.
- Inquire with your dentist about additional cleaning additives.
The Cleaning Procedure for Teeth
When you come in for a cleaning, your dental hygienist will distinguish between plaque (a thin layer that may be removed by brushing) and tartar (a hardened plaque that requires dental equipment to remove). We clean all surfaces of your teeth, including the tiny gaps between your teeth and along gum lines, where microscopic organisms congregate, by bending over backwards.
We use prophy paste to finish the cleaning process on a regular basis. Its gritty texture removes any excess plaque while forming a superior surface, leaving the teeth shiny and smooth. We recommend that you floss and brush every day in any areas where plaque and tartar have formed so that you can pay special attention to those areas. We will most likely equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly care for your teeth.
Are there several kinds of dental cleanings?
No. The only dental approach of its kind is prophylaxis, which is a fancy phrase for tooth cleaning. A basic tooth cleaning is included in prophylaxis at regular intervals.
Periodontal medicines are the strategies that are sometimes referred to as “cleanings”:
- Full Mouth Debridement-a pre-cleaning for people who have a lot of math problems.
- Scaling and root planning-a thorough cleaning for patients in the early stages of gum disease.
- Perio Maintenance-a periodontal cleaning for patients who have had gum infection in the past.
Cleaning Your Teeth: How Much Does It Cost?
The majority of dental protection plans include benefits that cover teeth cleanings. All things considered, failing to maintain excellent oral hygiene will almost certainly result in catastrophic costs in the not-too-distant future, as failure to keep track of dental cleanings frequently results in serious and costly medical difficulties. Because each agreement’s financial situation is unique, we’d be delighted to discuss yours with you. During a chat, we will bring any potential costs to your attention so that you can better understand your protection benefits. Our primary goal is to assist you in having a positive oral health experience.