Maintain Optimal Oral Health with Regular Teeth Cleaning Visits
One of the best ways to maintain optimal oral health is to have your teeth professionally cleaned throughout the year. We use several tools to deep clean the area right under the gums and polish the surface of the teeth. We recommend at least one to two professional cleanings per year, and more if you are susceptible to gum disease. It is a relatively painless process and ensure your gums and teeth are free of bacteria and plaque that can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and several other health problems.
Why professional cleaning is vitally important
Even if you are an expert with your own brushing and flossing our hygienists can clean below the gumline which is critical to your health. And if you struggle with your at-home cleaning regimen we can help to provide encouragement, suggest the right products and get you on the right track.
Remember the following benefits of maintaining clean teeth:
- Prevent gum disease and inflammation
- Reduces the risk of advanced periodontitis and tooth loss
- Brighten your smile
- Prevent bad breath
- Improve overall health
Keeping up with your teeth cleaning regimen may prevent health problems and diseases, including diabetes, certain types of cancer, and heart disease.
How Teeth Cleaning Services Are Performed
Your dentist or hygienist will likely use several instruments to perform teeth cleaning services. We may use the following instruments to clean and polish your teeth:
The ultrasonic cleaner helps to break down plaque and washes away any residue or debris around the teeth. It operates at different vibrations to loosen plaque and can be connected to a water spray to clean the treatment area.
Periodontal scalers and curettes help to scrape tartar off the surface of the tooth and may cause some minor discomfort around the gums. We can apply a topical analgesic to manage some of the pain at this stage.
The polisher works to buff and smooth the surface of the teeth and is pain-free.
We may finish the cleaning with an application of fluoride treatment. Fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth and is applied right after cleaning to ensure maximum absorption. Fluoride can be administered either as a topical varnish or with a mouth rinse.
Maintaining a good brushing and flossing routine at home is essential for taking care of your teeth and gums between cleaning sessions. We can show you how to brush and floss with the right techniques so that you can maintain that healthy smile!