All About Dental Cleanings
It’s essential to keep up on your biannual dental cleanings. Ask yourself: When is the last time I had my teeth cleaned?
Thorough flossing and brushing are important at-home practices, but don’t stop there. Dental cleanings are still pivotal to your overall health! During a dental cleaning, your dental professionals can remove the hard plaque and tartar that you can’t remove yourself at home.
Dental cleanings can help you avoid the following problems (and so many more):
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Chronic bad breath
- Dental decay
- Heart disease
Your cleaning experience is important to us. We want you to feel comfortable and at home when you come to see us. We provide relaxing patient amenities, individualized patient care, and sedation dentistry options.
You can learn more about what goes on during a dental cleaning below.
Banishing Plaque and Tartar
Your dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from around the gum line with a gentle scraping tool. Regular brushing isn’t strong enough to remove the tough bacteria that leads to gum disease and painful decay.
Deep Toothpaste Cleaning
Next, your hygienist will thoroughly brush your teeth with a professional electric toothbrush. The toothpaste scrubs the teeth to ensure a deep and lasting clean.
Your dental expert can see every nook and cranny of your mouth better than you can with a mirror. They will floss through the trouble spots and remove any bacteria that has built up over time. The professional flossing will be followed by a rinse.
A brief fluoride treatment will strengthen your teeth and help them to fight cavities. A fluoride treatment usually includes a foamy gel in a mouthpiece that fits comfortably over the teeth.
The Clear Creek Dental team will give you the ultimate clean for fresh breath and healthy teeth. Call us today to schedule your appointment!