It is essential to get your teeth cleaned professionally to maintain good oral hygiene. Even if you brush after every meal, there is a high chance that your toothbrush will not remove all the food particles and germs stuck between your teeth. This can lead to plaque build-up on the enamel and bad breath, along with periodontal disease. To avoid this and to keep your teeth and gums healthy, we advise you to have a dental cleaning done every six months. Here at Keizer Family Dental, we provide the best dental cleanings to help you maintain a bright smile.
What is the Process for Dental Cleanings?
A dental cleaning is a short procedure that we carry out to remove plaque build-up between your teeth and on the surface. It takes roughly 30 minutes to an hour to professionally clean your teeth. The first step we take during a dental cleaning is to examine your teeth and gums thoroughly. We check for any infections, cavities, or dark spots using a small concave mirror. Then our dentist goes ahead to scale the surface of the teeth using a scaler to remove any plaque.
We make sure to clean between teeth, near the gum line, and anywhere else you find it hard for a toothbrush to reach. After this process, our hygienist polishes the enamel of each tooth for a brighter smile, then flosses in between to make sure any leftover plaque is gone. Our hygienist will then give you the best home practices to maintain your teeth before your next procedure.
Who is Eligible for a Dental Cleaning Procedure?
According to the American Dental Association, teens and adults are advised to get dental cleanings twice a year. This procedure keeps your teeth clean and shiny. If you notice bad breath when you speak, we recommend coming in for a cleaning. When patients fail to maintain good oral hygiene, it can lead to tooth decay or, in severe cases, tooth loss. Your kids can also get dental cleanings as soon as their first set of teeth begin to form. Our dentists locate any plaque as it builds up and removes it to allow your child's teeth to grow well. If you wear braces on your teeth, we recommend more than two dental cleaning procedures per year.
Importance of Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings help you maintain a clean environment around your teeth and gums. It gets rid of tartar build-up on the teeth that causes receding gums and bad breath. A deep dental cleaning procedure allows us to identify tooth cavities or infections early on before they spread to other teeth. This will help you save on future dental costs like replacing a tooth or fixing a dental crown. If your teeth have a yellow tint, our team polishes them to look as white as possible during your cleaning. Dental cleanings also boosts your self-esteem so you can regain your confidence and bright smile with clean teeth.
Our team of professionals is trained to offer you the best dental care during every visit. If you want to get your teeth cleaned or have any questions, come see us at Keizer Family Dental or contact us at (971) 345-8563 today.