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Dental Cleanings

Deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, boosting gum health and preventing cavities.

Introduction to Dental Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings are a fundamental part of maintaining good oral health. Performed by a dental hygienist, these cleanings help prevent cavities, stave off periodontal disease, and even enhance your overall health by reducing risks associated with bacterial buildup in your mouth.

Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings

  • Prevents Gum Disease: Professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease, which can progress to more serious health issues if left untreated.
  • Helps Detect Dental Problems Early: Regular visits allow your dentist to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures.
  • Prevents Bad Breath: Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath caused by the bacteria in the mouth.
  • Brightens Your Smile: Removing stains from coffee, tea, and tobacco can enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings involve a series of steps to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums:

  1. Examination: Before the actual cleaning process begins, your dentist or hygienist will perform an examination of your entire mouth.
  2. Scaling: Using special tools, the hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. This may be performed manually with dental scalers or with ultrasonic instruments.
  3. Polishing: After scaling, your teeth will be polished to remove surface stains and smooth the enamel. This is usually done with a paste applied using a high-speed rotating brush.
  4. Flossing: Your hygienist will use floss to clean between your teeth and remove any remaining plaque or toothpaste from earlier in the cleaning process.
  5. Fluoride Treatment: The final step is often a fluoride treatment. This treatment is used as a protectant for your teeth to help fight against cavities for several months.

Maintaining Oral Health

Alongside regular dental cleanings, good oral hygiene at home is crucial for maintaining your oral health. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash can significantly reduce your risk of oral diseases and enhance the longevity of your dental cleanings.

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Keeping up with regular dental cleanings is essential for maintaining a healthy and vibrant smile. Schedule your next cleaning with us today and take a step towards improved oral health and hygiene.

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