While we encourage all of our patients to employ good teeth cleaning practices such as brushing and flossing, we strongly recommend professional cleanings twice a year.
Benefits of Professional Cleaning
Dental cleanings can uncover oral hygiene issues early and before they cause more serious damage to your teeth. Brushing your teeth regularly is certainly beneficial to your oral health, but it requires a professional cleaning to keep serious dental problems under control.
A professional cleaning will include periodic x-rays, inspecting the gum line, removing plaque and polishing the teeth.
The professional cleaning will:
- Detect early gum disease
- Remove plaque – several studies have shown that untreated dental plaque is linked to serious health issues such as heart disease and dementia
- Find small cracks or decay damage in the teeth – left untreated, these can lead to painful toothaches, tooth loss or expensive root canals
- Remove surface stains
- Improve bad breath – untreated gum disease and oral plaque are key contributors to bad breath
- Oral Cancer screening
Pediatric Teeth Cleaning
Good oral health habits start at an early age. Young children are also susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease if they aren’t taught to care for their teeth. Gum disease, plaque and tooth decay can negatively impact baby teeth just like it impacts permanent teeth. Without proper care and cleaning, young children can suffer the consequences of a painful toothache or tooth loss. Decaying baby teeth can have an impact on a young child’s self-esteem. Young children should also have regular teeth cleanings, but we understand that a trip to the dentist might be intimidating to a young child. We specialize in making that first teeth cleaning experience a
Young children should also have regular teeth cleanings, but we understand that a trip to the dentist might be intimidating to a young child. We specialize in making that first professional cleaning appointment a non-threatening experience.